Windows XP re-installation to eliminate password protection RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have "inherited" several computers from a prior contractor. The computers are running Windows XP but are all password protected for the prior individual users. The prior contractor has provided me with a Windows XP re-installation CD but when I reboot from the CD I still end up with the password popup. Please provide step-by-step instructions for reinstalling from the CD so that the password protection is eliminated and I can get to the desktop. I understand I will lose apps and data but I am not concerned about that at this time.

    Thank you.
    Friday, February 12, 2010 5:24 PM