installing Win7 without admin privileges
April 21, 2011 5:12 AM Subscribe
Tech help - trying to install Win7 over XP Pro, without administrator privileges.
posted by wilful to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I've been allowed to take an old work PC that was superfluous. It's on XP Pro with some network management system overlaid (probably novell client 4.91 if that means anything). I would like to upgrade the OS to 7 but only have an upgrade disc.
I can log in to the PC in the usual way (through Novell offline using my stored password), I can get the upgrade disc to run, but then it requires administrator privileges and an admin password to begin the upgrade process. I can't get the admin password, IT dept wont be giving that to me or giving me admin privileges, not without serious blagging.
Is there any way around this? Sure I can reformat the drive, but I only have the upgrade disc. This doesn't boot the machine I expect.
I have all the time in the world to fix this, but only limited tech skills.