I'm trying to gain Administrator privileges on an industrial brake press so we can install a wifi dongle for networking. The problem is I don't have the password for the admin account and the company who sold us the equipment, the only people with said password, is essentially trying to extort us for it.
If I could boot from USB this wouldn't be an issue but I can't open boot options or BIOS settings on startup and USB boot is disabled by default. I'm really more of a GNU-Linux guy so I'm not certain how to proceed.
Is there a way to install drivers without the admin password, perhaps by way of the registry? Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.