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ThinkCentre 3212CTO factory reset help

2017-11-08, 17:06 PM

I'm an IT guy at a large university and have been given a ThinkCentre to wipe and prepare for a new student.  I would MUCH rather do a factory restore and finish setting it up from there instead of completely wiping it and installing Windows onto an empty hard drive.


I can get to the Lenovo System Recovery Options Screen, but I am stopped by the local user login.  There is only one account on this PC and the last user has not responded to repeated attempts to contact him.  So, I do not know his password.


This ThinkCentre has Windows 7.  I am fairly certain it shipped with it.


What are my options at this point?


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