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  • Question

  • I got A free computer for my kids and its running Windows 2000 professional. My problem is when windows boots up it calls for A password and user name. And I cant find out what they are anywhere. Can somebody give me some pointers?

    • Moved by kariya21 Saturday, July 17, 2010 9:10 PM not a Windows Home Server question (From:Windows Home Server Software)
    Saturday, July 17, 2010 8:32 PM

Answers

  • You have received a computer that already has the operating system installed, and the previous owner put a password on it so that it could not be accessed by anyone else - a very common and wise practice.  You have two choices - either format the machine and reinstall the operating system, or contact the previous owner and have them log in and remove the password protection.
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5:14 PM
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