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Old 06-08-2007
Joe Wilson
 

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parrallel install
I forgot my password to business and can't hack my way into the system. I'd
like to do a parallel install to c:\win to get access to my file system but
I can't seem to find out how to do this with my install cd. I've tried both
a windows anytime upgrade cd along with my vista business upgrade cd and
they both seem to only want me to upgrade.

How can I do a parallel install so I can grab some files ?

I plan to use my system restore cd once I get these files to get back
online.


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Old 06-08-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: parrallel install
Hi Joe,

Boot with the disk and start setup, but do not enter a product key. Simply
choose a version (doesn't really matter which since you're going to wipe it
out afterwards) and install.

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Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Joe Wilson" <jwilson@charter.net> wrote in message
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>I forgot my password to business and can't hack my way into the system. I'd
>like to do a parallel install to c:\win to get access to my file system but
>I can't seem to find out how to do this with my install cd. I've tried both
>a windows anytime upgrade cd along with my vista business upgrade cd and
>they both seem to only want me to upgrade.
>
> How can I do a parallel install so I can grab some files ?
>
> I plan to use my system restore cd once I get these files to get back
> online.
>


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Old 06-08-2007
Thomas Wilson
 

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Re: parrallel install
I was about to try that, but it looked like was going to wipe out what was
in program files. Will it preserve?

Thanks,


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Old 06-08-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: parrallel install
Hi,

Only if you choose to format. By the way, have you tried booting into Safe
mode and using the system admin account (it wouldn't have a password unless
you set one, and from there you can reset your user account's password)?

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"Thomas Wilson" <tom@toms.com> wrote in message
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>I was about to try that, but it looked like was going to wipe out what was
>in program files. Will it preserve?
>
> Thanks,
>
>


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