My pc is being stubbern please help!!!

February 22, 2011 at 17:32:34
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB
I bought my Asus a few days ago. Its not my first but for the life of me I cant get it to do what I want it to. First I tried to change the password and that wouldn't happen. It keeps saying "Windows cannot change the password". Later I reolized that it is a limited/ standered user, when I went to change it to admin it left it as a limited/ standered user. What should I do.

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#1
February 22, 2011 at 19:25:52
Admin and user passwords are not usually set up until you boot the PC for the first time. I do not believe that Asus presets a admin password, but you can contact them to be sure. If this is a brand new machine, you would have had to initialize windows 7 the first time it was booted, answered some questions, set some preferences, and been given the option of using a password, PLUS you would have needed to enter the Windows 7 product key. IF you were not given these options and/or you were not asked to enter the product key, then your computer may have been purchased and returned. If it was an 'Open Box' special and you were offered a discount for this, that may be acceptable to you, if it was supposed to be a brand new one, return it for a new one. The place you purchased it should be able to give you assistance in resetting the admin password, but back up any files you have first as they might have to do a factory restore to do this.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
February 22, 2011 at 19:48:25
Here is the funny thing about this situation. I bought the pc from bestbuy, as the shelf display because it was the last modle in stock and they are planing on discontinuing it from the store. Any way, I did get a discount for it and I let Geeksquad take there "Archy" or demo program off and instal spywear and virus protection along with some back up cds.

When I got home my dad laughed at me, he and I both know I could have done that in a bout a hour give or take for food and poor wi-fi, it took them almost 5.

So do to me being lazy I have a comp with limited acsess and several programs that need to be updated that I don't have the ability to do to the lame programing of Geeksquad. Now that I'm thinking about it they had to give my dad 500 bucks for frying out mother board on his desktop. It was either that or give us a whole new setup.


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#3
February 22, 2011 at 22:56:53
you could just do a factory restore, then set up the machine with all the proggies and settings you want and make a image with the backup center.
with an asus i believe you tap alt-F10 at boot, to get into the factory setup.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
February 23, 2011 at 20:23:40
In your case #3 make the most sense, unless you want to go back and see if they will tell you what admin password they used.... If the work does not bother you, a fresh start if probably the best. This way your choices will be better for you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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