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My work place just threw out an old dell E5500. I'm trying to reinstall windows but I have no admin rights. I've tried all the methods to enable the hidden admin account but I can't. I don't have permission
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format hard drive, reset bios
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format hard drive, reset bios

Can't, when I put in my windows disk, it says I don't have admin rights
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take out the hard drive and plug into a different pc to format, and reset the bios before you try anything. then boot off disk and install
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take out the hard drive and plug into a different pc to format, and reset the bios before you try anything. then boot off disk and install

Plug it out? wont that not make a difference because it still has the operating system on? Sorry I'm not really understanding.

If this were a pc, I'd take out the hard drive but doing laptops is iffy to me. Will plugging a laptop hard drive into my pc hard drive be fine?>
post #6 of 18
okay look. remove the hard drive from the computer (watch a tutorial if unsure) then take that drive and plug it in as a slave in another computer without admin rights yes? ie. your own home computer.
boot into your own desktop and format the drive in my computer. plug the drive back into the laptop and boot off disk
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Is it windows or the BIOS that is asking for admin?
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Is it windows or the BIOS that is asking for admin?
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okay look. remove the hard drive from the computer (watch a tutorial if unsure) then take that drive and plug it in as a slave in another computer without admin rights yes? ie. your own home computer.
boot into your own desktop and format the drive in my computer. plug the drive back into the laptop and boot off disk

But can you plug a laptop hard drive into a PC one?
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yeah, if its sata it will go right in, if IDE get an adapter. have you tried booting off disk in the laptop yet
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