Password nullification

By childerix ·
I have a computer (Tower) which hasn't been used in a few years; but now I would like to use it as storage for my files. The problem is that the computer was part of a network which was password protected, the network no longer exists. The computer is a Dell tower running Windows XP. How do I get rid of the password to get into the computer without re-installing the OS? I would like to keep all the software, applications, data and OS intact. Thanks.

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Tech Republic members cannot help you,

by wizard57m_cnet Moderator In reply to Password nullification

The members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we the members of TechRepublic will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic. If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact the vendor for the software/ hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, etc.. To those viewing this post: Please DO NOT respond any further to this thread. This template has been released under the GNU public license and you are encouraged to use it as a standard reply for questions of similar nature, provided that you make any modifications available to other users.

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