|A P-II 350 with 64 meg would have originally come with 98. And as far as I know 9X has no native admistrative rights to worry about:|
But I have run across instances where apparent third party software has added them to 98. It has the affect of locking out various commands. Either that or the registry has been edited to disallow them. Not sure which.
As already mentioned, you should just do a fresh install. The computer is new to you. You don't need all the junk from the previous owner.
I always recommend pulling the product key from the registry before formatting. Check my # 13 here:
However since it's from Dell it's probably OEM and there may be a 98 COA sticker on the case with a key you can use.
Anyway, once you have a valid key you can borrow a 98 cd from someone, and do the install using your key.
Onward to 300