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Inherited Computer sans administrator password

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    Inherited Computer sans administrator password


    I've inherited a Dell laptop for work from an employee who's no longer part of the company, and while I have his user log in information, it doesn't seem to be the same as the administrator password. Is there any way to reset the user accounts? I don't mind starting from scratch if I need to.

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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by onioner View Post
    I've inherited a Dell laptop for work from an employee who's no longer part of the company, and while I have his user log in information, it doesn't seem to be the same as the administrator password. Is there any way to reset the user accounts? I don't mind starting from scratch if I need to.
    It might be better to turn that back to your IT Dept (or the admin person that gave it to you) and let them wipe it clean for you because there could still be some of the former employees personal information on that laptop. Personally, I wouldn't accept it if it weren't pre-cleaned by a trusted source.
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    It's not uncommon for a company to lock down the Admin account so only the IT dept has access.

    Jim
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