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Work allow me to keep a windows 2000 pc... now that it's off network, how can i sign in as local?

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Hi EE,

Since windows xp is the organiztion's standard.
They replaced a windows 2000 pc with windows xp.

I am allowed to keep and take home the windows 2000 pc.
Am unable to sign in, as pc is no longer on network, even if i chose local from the drop down menu. Also, tried to sign in with a blank password, and still got error msg.

I sent an email to help desk. In case they say this is no longer a work related issue and that i'm
on my own, am writing to you for help and advice:

how can i "crack"  into the pc, so i can "reset" its password expectations to allow me to
sign in....

tx for your help, sandra
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by:Paul MacDonald
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Take it back to work, have one of the IT folk log in and create a local login for you.  
Frankly, I surprised they let you take the machine home without wiping it first.
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Download this ISO and create a boot CD with it.
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

Instructions for resetting the local administrator password are here:
http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/walkthrough.html
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by:mytfein
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Hi paul,

tx for writing...

the pc is still at work, have not yet taken home....

i have deleted all files manually, as IT says they no longer have windows 2000 os cds.

will post a new quest, how to wipe the pc if you do now have the cds

tx, s
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Hi cd_ms,

tx for the helpful advice.... great timing, was going to post a similar quest...

tx, s
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Hi Ernie,

tx for the helpful advice, for a novice like myself the free reset tools in your second link might
be what i need,

tx, s
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