I have a Dell XPS 200 from around 2005. I haven't used it in almost 10 years. I'm getting rid of some things lying around my apartment, and my old Dell is on that list. I want to log into it to see if there's anything that needs saving before I have the hard drive wiped, but I can't remember the password. (The password hint is not helping.) Does anyone know if there's anything I can do to bypass the password, or should I just call Dell?
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