12-02-2008 10:46 PM
12-02-2008 11:09 PM
Open items can be great deals, or great pains in the butt.
Open items are sold "as is", so it's really up to the customer to insure that everything is in working order.
If the computer has the original restore disk, or a restore partition, this is a really simple fix. If not(and you got a GOOD deal), I would keep it and make arrangements to get that disk.
12-03-2008 04:32 AM
12-06-2008 04:11 AM
Many times the open box items will have the demonstration password in it. What you do then is one of two things: either boot it into Safe Mode and use the Admin account to remove the locked one and make a new one, or
Use the disk that came with to wipe everything and start from square one.
Hope you have a better time next time!