How to get passed windows admin password

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derp555 Posts 1 Registration date Sunday May 25, 2014 Status Member Last seen May 25, 2014 - May 25, 2014 at 02:27 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - May 25, 2014 at 07:30 PM
I recently aquired a dell optiplex 170L desktop and i cant figure out how to get passed the password for admin.... it wants a user name, a username, password & then i has the thing called log on to: and then a drop down menu with the previous owner's accounts.... how to i get passed it.... i already did the reboot/f8 into safe mode method but i still couldnt bypass it... PLEASE HELP!!!

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
May 25, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Perhaps you have tangled with a Dell "Corporate level" password system. There is no secret backdoor around this level of security. It requires the "Tag number" and access to a special Dell program to generate override password. Dell requires proof of ownership like the original invoice number. Before they will give you the password. It looks like the PC is only good for salvage.
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