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Windows 2000 Password

Post by chainz on Sat 10 Apr 2010, 5:57 am

Im not sure if this is the right forum for this so mods feel free to move it. I have an old computer that is still running 2000. I have not used it in like 5 years, but im sure i have some old drawings letters and adendums relating to my job on there someplace. the trouble is that when it boots up it asks me to change my password because the old one has expired. i cant change it because i cannot remember it. is there any way i can still access the files by skirting the password or something? thanks in advance!

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Re: Windows 2000 Password

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat 10 Apr 2010, 3:40 pm

Hello,

I don't think you can. But if you have another computer, you can take out the hard drive and connect it to another computer to retrieve the files.


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Re: Windows 2000 Password

Post by chainz on Sat 10 Apr 2010, 10:25 pm

Is that something I can do myself? Ive never had one apart before.

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Re: Windows 2000 Password

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun 11 Apr 2010, 1:13 am

Hello,

Yes it can be done. See this video to guide you along.



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Re: Windows 2000 Password

Post by chainz on Sun 11 Apr 2010, 6:34 am

Thank you very much Dr inferno! After removing the hard drive from my old machine ,i then install it in my current one is that the idea?

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun 11 Apr 2010, 12:29 pm

Yes. You will then be able to access the files.


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Re: Windows 2000 Password

Post by chainz on Sun 11 Apr 2010, 4:28 pm

What becomes of the hard drive that is on my current machine? I take it out put the old one in, retrieve my files then swap again? I'm sorry for all the questions, just don't want to mess up my machine.

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Re: Windows 2000 Password

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun 11 Apr 2010, 7:35 pm

Hello,

Nothing will happen. Your computer will simply detect the new hard drive.

I didn't mean swapping the hard drives, you should take the cables from the old computer and connect it to your main computer. You will have 2 hard drives inside, your computer will then boot from it's main original hard drive where you can boot into Windows and see the files.

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Re: Windows 2000 Password

Post by chainz on Sun 11 Apr 2010, 9:45 pm

Thank you. I will give it a try.

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