Need help with Dell PC

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    A friend of mine gave me an older Dell PC that he got from a woman he knows that has a resale shop. She gave it to him because he scraps them out for the gold they have in them. I didn't know they had gold in them but go figure. Here is picture of it:

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    It's the one on the right. I turned it on and it's running Windows 2000 server as the OS but it's password protected. The only thing I can figure to do is take the C drive out (it has two HD) and configure it as a slave and put it in the Dell on the left and delete the folder that has the passwords. I read somewhere that would work but I don't know. Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    Scrap it and get a chrome book.
     
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    I want to see what's on it and perhaps it's powerful enough to use.
     
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    Good project if its a hobby.
     
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    Fall off a hard drive.
     
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    Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.

    Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".

    Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

    How to Reset / Recover Forgotten Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003/VISTA Administrator Password?

    Might work, I dunno
     
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    Thanks i'll give it a try.
     
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    Does that say 'Inspiron 4300' (power button)? If so it's a P4 (Pentium 4), IDC ribbon cables and really old PC133 memory sticks and the max memory is maybe half a gig. It was kind of a mid range work horse back in 2001.

    Windows XP would work well on it as would Linux Lubuntu or Xubuntu or even Bodhi Linux. It won't be anywhere close to fast by todays' standards but it won't be a complete slouch.
    As for your password issues..... Good luck.
     

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