computer restrictions

March 25, 2009 at 10:13:41
Specs: Windows XP
Need help removing restrictions - I have a computer that used to belonged to a college and it has restrictions - I am not allow to save or add software and after rebooting returns to original.
state I have admin rights and the operating syst. is XP - PRO
Thank you for your help.
carl

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#1
March 25, 2009 at 10:38:29
Reload the OS.

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#2
March 25, 2009 at 11:27:18
I agree with Jennifer. If it's an OEM system like Dell, Compaq, HP, etc, it should have a partition on the hard drive with an image that will restore it to the way it came from the factory. Check the manufacturer's web site for instructions on how to do a 'reformat'. They call it a reformat, we call it a reinstall.

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#3
March 25, 2009 at 15:29:47
Usually I agree with Jennifer but I am not sure on this case.

If you have admin then remove the restrictions. There are only so may ways to restrict stuff.

Worse comes to worse a clean install is not bad if you have any data you need saved off.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#4
March 25, 2009 at 19:32:48
I'm not usually that prone to reinstall. But in this case I think it would be best to wipe out all the junk in the system and start out with a clean slate. I figure carl865 has very little, probably nothing, to lose in this case.

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#5
March 26, 2009 at 04:13:30
create a new admin account.
login with that account, and then delete the all the previous accounts

i've switched to Linux!


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#6
March 26, 2009 at 05:57:10
abdul, perhaps since you've switched to Linux, you've forgotten that the Default Administrator account cannot be deleted.

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