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  1. Posts : 14
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    No admin access


    Hello. I have a secondhand desktop, for which I don't know the administrative password. Which means I can't install software from .exe or .msi files, which is quite annoying. What are my options? I tried doing a clean install of Windows, but the system doesn't boot from USB.

    I have Windows 10 Home, version 22H2 build 19045.3208.
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  2. Posts : 15,571
    Windows10
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    jorin said:
    Hello. I have a secondhand desktop, for which I don't know the administrative password. Which means I can't install software from .exe or .msi files, which is quite annoying. What are my options? I tried doing a clean install of Windows, but the system doesn't boot from USB.

    I have Windows 10 Home, version 22H2 build 19045.3208.
    It must be a really old pc if it will not boot from a usb drive.

    Are you sure you have set bios settings to boot from a usb drive first?

    Does pc have an optical dvd drive?
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  3. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Yes, it has a DVD drive. I didn't see an option for USB in the bios settings.
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  4. Posts : 5,404
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    Here is how you can install Windows 10 from ISO without needing any USB flash drive or DVD.

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  5. Posts : 843
    Windows 7
       #5

    None of that works, if he doesn't have Admin rights.
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  6. Posts : 5,404
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    garlin said:
    None of that works, if he doesn't have Admin rights.
    Oh, that is correct, OP can enable Administrator account from Windows 10 recovery environment OP burn yourself a Windows 10 bootable DVD to be able to boot your computer with it.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...7-36568d20ef9d

    In this video, you will find detailed instructions on how to enable the hidden administrator account on Windows 11,10, 8, 7 or Vista based computer, by modifying the Windows Registry Offline in case you cannot login to Windows by using another account with admin rights.

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  7. Posts : 1,232
    W10-Pro 22H2
       #7

    How about telling us something about the computer?
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  8. Posts : 14
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    Thread Starter
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    mngerhold said:
    How about telling us something about the computer?
    It's a Dell Optiplex 1070 with an Intel i5 CPU, 16GB RAM and a 2TB hard drive. Let me know what other info will help.
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  9. Posts : 1,232
    W10-Pro 22H2
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    jorin said:
    It's a Dell Optiplex 1070 with an Intel i5 CPU, 16GB RAM and a 2TB hard drive. Let me know what other info will help.
    Its more likely a Del 7010, which has been around for years, so the number soesn't help much. The CPU and graphics date it to ~2014, and I think it unlikely that it can't boot from USB (which doesn't mean I know how to make it do so). F12 on re-boot should get you the boot options. To confirm more precise details of your PC, one needs the service tag number, then follow the links here: https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/e...-guide?lang=en
    (that is the UK page, there may be a different one for US).
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  10. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    I suspect that your Bios can be set to boot from USB and that there is something confusing about that Bios page that is misleading you.
    Booting from USB came in at about Windows 98.
    Please post a photo of that Bios page
    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files - TenForumsTutorials
    You might need to crop the photo to get within the 2MB limit allowed for posted images.
    There are other methods of reducing picture file size but they vary with different applications [the only one I know is MSOffice 2007 Picture manager].

    This is a multi-region-language version of the link that Martin posted above. It will take you to the correct page for your region & language where you'll be able to enter your Dell Service Tag to get to drivers for your specific as-delivered hardware configuration as well as to manuals [user manual, service manual].
    Dell Drivers & downloads [multi-region link] - Dell


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