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I own a computer previously owned by another person who forgot to leave there password as administrator on our machine.
As a result i cannot load new software on my system and need to delete the old administrator and make us(the new owners) the administrator...how do i do this?
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you could try this:

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

It should make a bootdisk so you can read your registry and reset/renew your admin password
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If it doesnot work check out the softwares in this thread

http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20772377.html

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Also, If you use Fat32 and you don't mind about file security (if it's a home computer now) you can boot from a win98 bootdisk (if you don't have one get it from http://www.bootdisk.com) and delete the "SAM" file wich you can find at c:\winnt\system32\config . If you do this, all useraccounts will be closed and the only existing account will be the administrator accound without any password.

If you're using NTFS this will be much more dificult, you'll need a NTFS bootdisk wich supports read and write acces, they're pretty expensive.

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http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm#1

ive used this method a couple of times and it works fine
 
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