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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    No one implied otherwise; it's a simple solution to the OP, regardless of who has the tools & know-how to perform it. I'm sure help will be offered/provided if solicited.
    Simple to whom, exactly?

    I'll clarify on here that it'd be great for anyone who does know how to do this, to post very simple [in terminology], detailed instructions/steps in this thread, if possible. Then if others in the future have a similar issue, there will be a solution in plain sight.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    1.Buy or download windows 7.
    2.Insert disk / usb.
    3.Install windows 7.
    4.?????
    5.PROFIT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Simple to whom, exactly?

    I'll clarify on here that it'd be great for anyone who does know how to do this, to post very simple [in terminology], detailed instructions/steps in this thread, if possible. Then if others in the future have a similar issue, there will be a solution in plain sight.
    Simple in complexity, compared to trying to circumvent the password security.

    As for how to do a clean install, there's lots of detailed tutorials, in video even, available online for anyone that wants to follow it up.
    In summary it consists of:
    1. obtain/create an installation disk/USB installation thumb drive(various ways depending on available resources).
    2. prepare the computer to boot from CD/USB (modern laptops like yours have some dedicated button to selected from a menu - usually ESC or F2, or one of the F keys, just trial and error on reboot will suffice to find it)
    3. Boot from the CD/USB installation drive and follow instruction on screen.

    Here's one of the many available tutorials on youtube
    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUDp1zKML08"]formatting and clean install windows 7[/YOUTUBE]
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    @Swivelinglight & @phobik- thanks, I'll look over this stuff when I get back later.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    You might be able to get into it with the hidden Administrator account via safe mode.

    1. You need to restart your computer to be able to boot in Safe Mode
    2. When the Windows screen appears, press the F8 key.
    3. Go to Microsoft Windows using your keyboard arrows.
    4. Instead of pressing the Enter key, press the F8 key again to display the Safe Mode boot screen.
    5. Choose Safe Mode from the list and press the Enter key.
    6. You will be taken to the log-in screen that will display the Administrator account icon among your other current account/s.

    Not sure how well it will work but it's worth a shot.

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    Google.

    But i'm with Phobes on this one. I'm sure one of your friends can lend you a windows 7 copy if you can't get your hand on one.

    If you have some cash, you should just take it to a local comp-shop, and get it done there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    format and clean install.
    ^Before reading the rest of the thread, that suggestion was what I immediately thought. Reformat the whole damn thing and you'll get a cleaned up laptop for you to use.

    You don't need any files on the laptop anyways, correct?

    If your stepbrother still has the Vista CD, use that temporarily until you can get a Windows 7.

    But lol, Celeron Processor.

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    Lex, get your brother and go to the nearest Geek Squad. Exhibit your hapless sibling to the geeks. Exhibit your hapless computer. Done and done.
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    If you truly wanna use the same computer without doing a fresh install you could also google "hack admin password + windows". There are tons of guides and there's even so called boot-cds you could use. I use the boot-cds myself. It is fairly easy and includes like 3-4 steps to change the admin password. But I would also recommend you just do a fresh install unless you need some of the stuff on there.
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    You didn't say if you tried "oreo" as the password.
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