Frustrated with vista

By Kswissbob
Apr 11, 2008
  1. ok so the local middle school was selling pretty new computers for some reason
    picked up a dell optiplex 745 with vista in it for $100
    only problem is they didnt clear any of the users of data on it
    i managed to reset the administrators password on it but the BIOS still has a password and when i try to log on witht he reset administrators profile it says im not logging onto the right domain since it was hooked up to the schools network
    anyone know how i can fix this?
    if there is no way past this i wanna just throw linux onto it but i cant change the boot order in BIOS to boot from a CD
    help is good :)
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You could delete the boot record on the hard drive so that the machine fails to boot from HDD and goes to CD next, but this would only be a temporary solution.

    Go to whoever sold you the thing and ask them for the BIOS password.
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