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I bought a used dell 4300, from a buisness that was going under, and the one that i got is password protected.hopw can i just wipe it clean and reinstall everything i have all the disks


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Yes, you can do that and you should be able to reinstall your OS and other programmes. The only other exception to this soulution is if the unit is password protected on the board level - BIOS. If the system is password protected protected at the BIOS level, you can try getting into the BIOS and try resetting it there. Many times, you may not be able to do this depending on the system configuration of the unit. Good luck.
Ok if you have the original windows disk You can start it by making the chang ein BIOs to boot from ATAPI Run windows setup ,When it has run its course of loading files etc it will give you an option to proceed or exit. proceed. It will show ypou a version of windows that is installed.( note partition size) Delete it and remove the partition This will wipe the disk clean Then create a new partition using the same size and format it. EWindows will then begin to install.
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