posted on Dec, 15 2017 @ 09:42 PM
. . . uhhh . . . Now that I have the Administrator Password, I am able to get into the administrator account. The IT guy who set things up on this
computer and who vanished a couple of years ago, disabled the automatic update service, so Windows has not been updated in two years. I tried to
update it in the control panel but learned that the update service has been disabled.
To cut a long story short, I think the IT guy who used to work on this computer (normally operated by an elderly user, needing minimal functions, a
word processor and Internet Explorer) decide to use the computer as a way of flexing his (amateur) technical chops and set it up as if it were a
computer in a big corporation where the sys admins keep an iron grip on all settings of every computer in their control, by manually tweaking things
globally. Only in this case it was done just to one computer.
Is their any way to reset to defaults and wipe out every customized setting this person put in place?
As usual, all responses appreciated. The computer is a 32 bit edition of Windows 7 Ultimate.