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  • I bought a computer at a garage sale  quite sometime ago and i never set it up until now and found out they had a password to start is there anyway i can get it to work with out the password or should i just forget it and take the loss ?  It says its a Windows XP
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 6:30 AM

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    You are off topic for the forum that you posted to, which is dedicated to Microsoft Security Esentials Beta

    You may want to try the Microsoft Public newsgroups here:

    Note, however, that you probably need to install another operating system on the PC - using a retail copy of XP or even Linux. There are password crackers available, but use caution as many of them are actually malware delivery mechanisms. If the PC is a decent machine, I'd spring for the new OS and wipe the system. If the PC is over 4 years old, I'd take the loss.

    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:45 PM