Changing password on XP Pro w/o using Safe Mode. Admin login/password unknown.?

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please help(:
Asked at 2012-07-28 00:37:00
Usually I'm pretty good at figuring things out on my own but I'm really running into walls. I give in. Please help!

An insurance franchise recently went out of business and sold off their property, including company laptops. Someone bought them at auction and somehow either didn't get the passwords or carelessly lost them. I bought them for $100 each, figuring I would find a way to hack into these things or at the very least, format the whole damn thing and reinstall.

At the login screen, I see this:

User name:
Password:
Log on to: [drop down menu]
[checkbox] Log on using dial-up connection

In the drop down menu for "Log on to:", there are 20 different choices, and the first choice has behind it in parentheses: "(this computer)". This confuses me.. I've tried using the default choice that comes up and the first choice when I attempt to break in but nothing works.

I tried the "Safe Mode" trick, but that doesn't work because when I enter Admin, Administrator, or the
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