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Win 7 domain password woes.

Here's my problem.

One of my less than intelligent friends decided to go buy a cheap one of these for like 50 bucks from some company that had gone out of business. Now, whoever the IT person was within the company didn't even bother disabling the domain or any of the user accounts, so of course, he can't log into the system. The lines are disconnected and their website is 404, so I have no way to contact them.

Now, seeing as he knows I'm semi computer literate, he gave it to me to try and bypass the login issues. Failing that, doing a full reinstall, seeing as the Win 7 Professional serial is on the bottom of the notebook.

Herein lies the problem. I have tried everything I can think of to reset the user accounts, but nothing has worked. I've tried multiple types of password bypassers, such as Passware Windows Key Enterprise Edition, but nothing works. I can't even boot into my flash drive to use the utility, let alone boot into my windows 7 installer usb. The notebook has no cd drive (), so I can't try and force a windows install that way.

I'd like to unlock it for him so he can use it, but failing that, I'd just pay him 50 for it and use it myself... If I can get the damn thing unlocked.

Any suggestions?
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If it can't connect with the domain, you will never crack it...

it needs domain auth to work.

tell him to buy a Win7 CD and reinstall.
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or try and hack the local admin act, if one exists, but it sounds like it doesn't.
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There's no cd drive, so I can't reinstall that way.

Could I just run a magnet over the drive? Or stick it in a case, plug it into my pc and format it?
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There's no cd drive, so I can't reinstall that way.

Could I just run a magnet over the drive? Or stick it in a case, plug it into my pc and format it?

No, thats dumb.

You can install Windows 7 from a USB drive very easily, and its the preffered method since its way faster than a CD/DVD Rom.

All you need is an external hard drive, Create a 4gb primary partition and mark it as active, copy all the files from the Windows 7 Disk onto the 4gb partition on the hard drive and then boot off of it.

You can do it with a USB flashdrive too, but they are slow.

EDIT: this link http://www.pcworld.com/article/16515...ard_drive.html says to just copy the files from the disk to any external hard drive with enough free space and then mark the partition as active. This is easier (but messier) than marking its own partition, but both methods will get the job done.
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Reset the local Admin by booting this off of a USB drive. Then, with no network cable plugged in, remove the PC from the Domain.

http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
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get a usb cd-rom drive and use ntpasswd to activate and blank the password on the local admin.
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Reset the local Admin by booting this off of a USB drive. Then, with no network cable plugged in, remove the PC from the Domain.

http://www.pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

Then you still have to deal with the fact that it was someone elses computer and has someone elses crap on it.

Easiest just to reinstall windows.
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Then you still have to deal with the fact that it was someone elses computer and has someone elses crap on it.

Easiest just to reinstall windows.

Agreed. You never know what sort of malware or other crap the previous owner left on it.

Wipe that shit and start fresh.
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There's no cd drive, so I can't reinstall that way.

Could I just run a magnet over the drive? Or stick it in a case, plug it into my pc and format it?

if you are "in the biz", USB CDROMS can be had cheaply and are a good tool to have around.

also, win7 can be installed from a thumb drive.

If he has a CD-Key sticker, maybe just use an OEM CD/DVD/Thumb drive copy, if you have one, and reinstall. Or make him buy a copy and install it for him and keep the USB CDROM for future use.

http://www.amazon.com/Targus-PADVD01.../dp/B0000E2Y8N
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Or just use your existing Win 7 media to a make a bootable USB drive using RT7Lite.
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There's no cd drive, so I can't reinstall that way.

Could I just run a magnet over the drive? Or stick it in a case, plug it into my pc and format it?

Walk away, just walk away...














...if you are still here:

Windows 7 Bootable USB Tool:
http://download.cnet.com/Windows-7-U...-10972600.html

Windows 7 ISO's from Microsoft... provide your own key, no key, no dice.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/window...-home-premium/

I wouldn't want to use a computer with an unknown history without a fresh installation of Windows anyways, why even consider gaining access to it as-is an option?

If you insist...
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...tem-rescue-cd/
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That is an awful Bootable USB tool. Just use RT7Lite. Trust me.
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Nothing I tried here worked. But I was able to do a factory reset. Told my mate I couldn't do shit. Paid him $50 now I have a semi decent netbook.
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