windows xp

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by allanj87, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. allanj87
    OP

    allanj87 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    72
    6
    Jun 12, 2013
    Just go my hands on an old Sony VAIO from a friend, I'm ideally giving this to my son as its really to old to be any use to me.
    My problem however is its locked up tight with an admin password on the main account and I can only get guest access anyway to reset the admin pass without formatting ?
     
  2. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

    Banned
    1,244
    207
    Nov 14, 2010
    qld
  3. Kouen Hasuki

    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

    Member
    1,388
    337
    Jan 9, 2013
    Norway
    Gaming Bunker
    Always kinda worried me how easy it was xD
     
    Sicklyboy likes this.
  4. allanj87
    OP

    allanj87 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    72
    6
    Jun 12, 2013
    It won't let me do that, I don't have the proper access rights even tried the network prompt and renaming CMd.exe to the sticky button hack, I also can't install anything or access the default admin account through safe mode
     
  5. Kouen Hasuki

    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

    Member
    1,388
    337
    Jan 9, 2013
    Norway
    Gaming Bunker
    since its used anyway why not just wipe it and reinstall xp (you can then clear out the old junk and Sony bloatware) using the cdkey on the bottom of the unit then install drivers, would probably be faster than all this messing around :P
     
  6. allanj87
    OP

    allanj87 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    72
    6
    Jun 12, 2013
    I don't have access to a CD burner ATM otherwise I would have done just that :(
     
  7. Plainscript

    Plainscript GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    110
    13
    Nov 18, 2012
    Netherlands
  8. cdoty

    cdoty GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    327
    96
    Sep 14, 2009
    United States

    It's going to be harder than that. You'll have to find a Sony OEM version of Windows XP, or the CD Key won't work. If your son won't use more than a web browser, consider Ubuntu. You can find a version that will install from a USB thumb drive.
     
  9. allanj87
    OP

    allanj87 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    72
    6
    Jun 12, 2013
    Its more for those retro Lego games, like island and creator. I'll give that link a try plain script cheers
     
  10. Kouen Hasuki

    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

    Member
    1,388
    337
    Jan 9, 2013
    Norway
    Gaming Bunker

    I have never had issues using OEM keys in retail editions of Windows as long as its the same version and edition at least

    also reinstalling xp can be done via USB: http://wintoflash.com/home/en/
     
  11. Plainscript

    Plainscript GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    110
    13
    Nov 18, 2012
    Netherlands
    Aaaaaah. The good old WinToFlash. :D
     
  12. Pleiplei

    Pleiplei Newbie

    Newcomer
    1
    0
    Nov 22, 2013
    United States