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  • Started 4 years ago by steveged
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steveged
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Hi all, can you tell me how to delete an administrator account from my laptop? my son created one for himself which i dont want. i have since password protected it but cant seem to delete it, the option to delete does not appear on the add delete screen.
I am a total novice so all advice is welcome. :-)

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LH
Posts: 20002

steveged hi. Have a look in Control Panel > User Accounts.

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steveged
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yeah I looked there but it just gives me the option to change account name, password etc not to delete which is what I want to do.

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raphoenix
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steveged,
Do this.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....ows-vista/
Reboot.
Log on as Built-in Administrator.
Go to: Control Panel > User Accounts
Delete files and user profile of bad account.
Empty waste basket.
Defrag drive.
Close All.
Reboot.
Log on to your regular account.
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Another trick to just DISABLE the account.
Quick way to get there using [ netplwiz ] object->Advanced Tab-> Advaned Button->Users Folder->Right Click->Properties of bad account->Disable
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....matically/
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Regards,
Rick P.

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