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If they haven't password protected the "Administrator" account ..Boot to the login screen and hit Ctrl+Alt+Del twiceLogin with the these credentials:username = Administratorpassword = <leave blank>If you're able to log in as Administrator you can change the password of ANY account on the system.If not, you'll have to download and burn the Ophcrack LiveCD (for XP from here:http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/download.phpdirect download link:http://downloads.sourceforge.net/ophcrack/ophcrack-xp-livecd-3.6.0.isoBoot to the LiveCD you burned from the above ISO image .. and ophcrack will automagically recover the XP passwords for all accountsthere's a tutorial here:http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/ophcracksbs.htmI've NEVER had Ophcrack fail to recover an XP password .. Win7 is a different matter, IIRC,I had to use Hirens for win7Not quite sure why I'm giving Windows support on a Linux forum .. and if it wasn't for the fact Ophcrack is a Linux LiveCD I probably wouldn't have .. but I managed to convince myself there was at least a tenuous link to Linux --
Peppermint 3 will most likely be fine on it, and any problems we'll sort them.(extra RAM wouldn't hurt, but Peppermint 3 will run in 704mb)
I'm still a bit baffled by this MP4/Matroska issue .. I haven't found any I can't play.Maybe installing the ubuntu-restricted-extras and lubuntu-restricted-extras would solve the issue.
Do you want to have a go at installing Peppermint 3 yourself ? .. and possibly learn something along the way ?
would he need to know Linux to add the RAM or could the guys in the Linux users group do that?
Quotewould he need to know Linux to add the RAM or could the guys in the Linux users group do that?Either .. fitting new RAM is nothing to do with the operating system .. it just plugs into the motherbaord (as long as you get the correct type)Installing Peppermint is easy .. easier than installing Windows anyway.Have you any way of burning a CD though .. and a blank CD or DVD or course ?
On your netbook, download this file:http://download.imgburn.com/SetupImgBurn_184.108.40.206.exeand save it to your USB stick .. so we can transfer it to the XP machine.
I thought you were removing Windows and replacing it with Peppermint .. or are you keeping Windows ?
Check you can transfer it to the Windows PC, and let me know.
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