Need to bypass novell client password. Machine goes straight

August 7, 2013 at 06:42:44
Specs: Windows 7
Bought dell computer. Windows xp. When I turn it on it goes right to novell client password screen. Bought at yard sale fron women who was selling her desceased husbands stuff. Golf clubs etc.She doesn't know anything about it and neither do I. I need to erase novell entirely but cant even get on it. I dont want to look at any file info on here nor their network. I just want to use computer for internet. I am no computer scientist. Can anyone help me?

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August 7, 2013 at 06:50:25
This sounds like a work computer. Did the husband work? Did the widow contact the husband's work, and verify the PC wasn't their property?

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August 7, 2013 at 13:38:07
Install a fresh copy of Windows 7.. Did you also get the Windows 7 install media and/or recovery disks? Make sure you have a Windows 7 product key sticker on the workstation, so you have the product key for install.

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Do a custom install, and delete all partitions, so it shows DISK0 unallocated (just like the screenshot) and move forward with install. If you dont have the Windows 7 media, let me know what version of Windows 7 you are running and can provide you a ISO..


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August 7, 2013 at 17:57:18
Windows xp. This lady I bought this from knows less about computer than I do other than it was husbands personal property. There is nothing on it but seriel number etc. No windows key number. I am not real computer savy. Other than basic stuff. I did not pay but $70.00 for it. I wish I could erase the novell thing but it looks like I have to put new Windows xp on it and doesnt that cost a few hundred dollars?? I dont have a few hundred to buy new xp. What was that thing you said you could send me and what exactly do I do with it? Would it allow me to get this laptop working without having to buy a new copy . I am grateful for your reply and any help. and if there is a way you could help me as I said, I appreciate it ,Please forgive my ignorance as far as this stuff goes. Am a bit older and computers have not been a big part of my life , I am just now getting into them. But thank you sincerly for your help.

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August 8, 2013 at 10:40:26
Yet another "no password" story.

No reputable help forum will help in bypassing passwords at the BIOS level, System level, or Program level. Did you read the site rules when you signed up for an account here?

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