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Dont know password to XP Pro Machine and Cant boot from CD to Reload O

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A friend of mines dad passed away last year and he would like to see about using the laptop. He does not know the password to the machine when it boots to Windows XP. Does anyone know a way around the password?

I have a real XP Pro Disc and the serial number sticker on the laptop is for XP so I thought we could just reload the OS and be good to go. Problem is that it refuses to boot from the CD. I told Bios to look for CD, then Hard Drive but it doesnt seem to be looking at the CD/DVD for the XP Pro Disc.

If you know any other ways to fix this, let me know.


Edited by Ciscosys411, 06 April 2009 - 08:06 PM.

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Edited: No information about bypassing a password is permitted
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BIOS or Operating System's passwords are there for the purpose related to Security and Privacy to protect the legitimate owner of a machine. While there are many locations on the Internet that might help you learn about managing passwords for a machine's BIOS or Operating System, we a G2G do not assist in bypassing past a machine's Security and Privacy safeguards.

While such requests are often legitimate, and come from users who experience exactly the kind of problem that you post, we have no way of determining legitimate vs. not legitimate, therefore we do not respond to such requests.

However we can assist you with a reinstallation if that is what you wanted.
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