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Hello, I have been given a Dell 1100 (2002) laptop from mom,she's 76 yrs. old ,and she reitred 7 yrs ago , , (used to work at UW dental), , she has long forgotten her user/and password! I am student at EDCC and SERIOUSLY need to use laptop . How do I get past the login, , without either username and password. Mind you, , it's a no brainer that the WINDOWS xp (already on) is not the new version, ,but the login box looks the exact same as the ones at EDCC . It was given to her (mom)by the dental school in 2003, and am trying to have everything WIPED of so I can use it and purchase the "ULTIMATE Deal" discount for student (microsoft package). Have manual, powercord , , etc. , , ,, Please help me if possible, , Thank you!


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This should work:

I downloaded EBCD (https://www.prime-expert.com/embootkit/ It's an ISO that basically has a Linux flavor on it but it boots straight into an easy-to-use menu. You just select the windows password reset option, select the defaults for file locations, and then select the user and the password to change. I've used it on Windows 2000 machines, Windows XP machines, Windows 2000 Server machine. Works flawlessly. One recommendation: If you do use it, just use * as the new password. This will blank out the old password. Then you can boot into windows and safely login with no password and change it to whatever you like. Sometimes these utilities have issues with different flavors of windows re-encrypting a new password so it's best to just blank it out.

You will need to take the ISO file and use CD burner software to burn a CD. You must use the "burn a CD from a Disk Image" (or some option like that) that uses the Image file (ISO file) as input and burns a multi-file bootable CD.

Good Luck