HELP Removing domain

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treferg1 - Jul 13, 2010 at 05:04 PM
jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020 - Jul 14, 2010 at 10:07 AM
Hello,

I purchased a computer from a moving sale just to get home and realize that this computer was once part of a domain and requires a password for the usernames that are stored on the computer. Can someone please tell me how to reemove the domain and the auto login screen so I can use this computer for personal use?


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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jul 14, 2010 at 10:07 AM
Hello,

Try this 1.

When Log On window appears, enter username as administrator

In "Log on to" you can find two options 1) Domain name 2) Local computer name.

So select the other option which is not a domain name and click on OK.

If you are not able to log on then clear the local administrator password.

Just click on the below link and follow the instructions.

https://ccm.net/faq/6655-ebcd-reset-windows-passwords

After clearing the password, try once again enter username as administrator and

selecting the local computer name and clicking on OK.

Note : If you not sure which one is the domain name then just try the above

method by selecting the 1st option and then 2nd. Most of the cases if its in

domain, then the names that is being displayed in the logon will be the domain

name. So select the other option.

After successful login, remove the computer from domain.

Click on Start ---> Run ---> type sysdm.cpl and click on OK.

Click on "Computer Name" tab --> Click on "Change" button --> Select

"Workgroup" option --> Enter Workgroup name ---> Click on OK ---> OK.
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