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Windows 2000 blocking me


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AlisaViola

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I got a computer from a friend and it had w2000 on it, which requires a username and password to even get windows to start. I knew the name and password, and went in to change it to my name and own password and shut it down and now it wont let me start windows with either the old name and password nor the new. Is there a way around this. I have an upgrade of windows xp I would like to put on there, but I can not even get windows to start so as to upgrade it. Please any help would be appriciated :whistling:
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Flrman1

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I moved this to the XP forum as it is obviously not a malware/HijackThis topic.

You don't need to get it to boot into Windows to do the upgrade. Just boot from the XP disk and begin the installation.
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as long as you have the original os disk (i.e. windows 2000) then y ou don't need to log in to upgrade...all you need to do is boot to the xp cd...and when it asks for it..give it the 2000 cd....you don't need to get into windows at all (especially if you're wanting to completely format and start over)
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