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    Computer/Laptop Help

    My cousin goes to St. Johns College

    She Started going in 2003
    (Received a brand new IBM Thinkpad laptop)

    Now 3 years later, its hers

    She never uses it and it collects dust, so she gave it to me

    Problem is that its installed with all this garbage of St. John stuff and it is Windows XP Pro, but all the Administartor stuff is unaccessable due to St John IT Tech geniuses

    Wondering how do I gut the laptop of all programs and start with a brand new clean lap-top

    Yes I googled and looked at different scenarios, but not for my case =/

    Maybe you The BG IT Technicians of the World can help me out
    I'll give you a virtual massage in return

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    Reformat would be the best solution.

    Theres numerous ways that the laptop could have been locked down, some are easy to get by, some take forever and just arnt worth the effort.

    Id personally just want to start fresh.

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    It isn't locked or anything

    I could access the net, play movies, do everything

    I just hate I have no administarative privelages

    Like I cant go into Safe Mode
    Removing programs is a hassle
    Always gotta log-in


    All I am looking for is to make this laptop a casual Laptop

    Download some nice programs thru torrents

    I do not even have the option to remove XP Pro all by itself thru Format

    I can download all the new stuff that I want to cram into the Laptop thru my desktop

    Just want this f'n OS out of my life.. pissing me off

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    can't format?

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    Format the HDD of the Laptop

    Remove everything and start anew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Who Dat?
    Format the HDD of the Laptop

    Remove everything and start anew

    yes

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