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        theref1234
        AskWoody Lounger

        Admin password.  I am trying to help a friend who bought his laptop several years ago (7?) and it was joined to the domain where he worked. His company was sold and the admins, the domain and the admin passwords are no longer available.  But everytime I try to change something, I get a prompt requiring the admin password.  I know that I could simply reinstall the OS (W7) but that would eliminate the applications that are currently installed.  SO, I would like to know if there a way to move the computer out of the domain without knowing any admin passwords.

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Domain membership won’t affect you working in a non domain environment.
        What you describe sounds like you are running as a non-admin user and don’t have the local admin password.

        Try the NT password reset utility.

        cheers, Paul

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        zat_so
        AskWoody Plus

        When I remove a PC from my company’s domain, as long as I put anything in the username/password boxes, it leaves the domain with no problem. This work for Windows 7 and Windows 10.

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