moderated Re: Used computer


I don’t think you can get rid of these easily without the passwords.

Couldn’t you ask your neighbour what the passwords are or, if they are still being used, maybe he or she could stop by, log in and then delete the user accounts.

Alternatively, you could download Windows 7 from Microsoft and reinstall Windows that way, if you don’t have a product key you can buy one on eBay for probably $5 or less.

If somebody gave me a PC I’d certainly want to format the drive and put a fresh copy of Windows on it.





From: <> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2019 8:23 PM
Subject: Used computer


I have a used computer that a neighbor gave me.  It is a Windows7 OS.  It has 3 password protected user accounts on it that are using 2/3 of the hard drive space.  I don't know the passwords.  Is there any way that I can remove these accounts?  Can this computer be restored to factory fresh without a Windows 7 disk?

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