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    Can anyone help please??.. part 2

    Hi all.. yet again i'm back for some Techie info from you very helpful peeps.
    I have received my laptop back from repair over a week ago but when i turn my lappy on it gives me the option of user accounts between the administrator (the repairer) and myself. Anyone got any ideas how i can delete his/her account and get it back to normal with just myself please? I'm not to clever with these things so i need blow for blow instructions of how to do it.. im running windows vista.
    I've tried Control panel > user accounts and family safety > user accounts > manage accounts
    but it doesnt give me the option to delete it?? any ideas please????
    of course rep will be given .. thankyou

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    Sorry I don't know. I have the same and thought that was norm :? lol

    You were in the right place, but you can't delete the admin account. What you want to do is sign onto your profile automatically. To do that...

    In the Automatically Log On window, enter the username and password (twice) for the account you want to auto-login, and click OK. (If you don't use passwords you shouldn't have to enter it). Then click OK to close down.

    the adminisrator is a built in account and cannot be deleted, to remove it from that screen
    in windows open a command prompt
    type
    net user administrator /active:no
    then press enter

    Original Poster

    [QUOTE=maddogb;4211396]the adminisrator is a built in account and cannot be deleted, to remove it from that screen
    in windows open a command prompt
    type
    net user administrator /active:no
    then press enter

    IT SAYS ... system error 5 has occurred
    Access Is Denied. :oops:

    Click Start and click Control Panel.
    Click System and Maintenance, Administrative Tools and then the Local Security Policy.
    Within the console, expand Local Policies.
    Click Security Options. The various security options are displayed in the details pane.
    Double click Accounts: Rename Administrator Account.
    Type in the new account name and Click OK.

    Original Poster

    I've tried all options but still no joy.. this is so frustrating

    Sorry missed the vista , in windows where you see the shortcut for command prompt, right click on it and select
    "run as administrator" then do the command..

    Original Poster

    maddogb;4211581

    Sorry missed the vista , in windows where you see the shortcut for … Sorry missed the vista , in windows where you see the shortcut for command prompt, right click on it and select"run as administrator" then do the command..



    so open the command prompt then type ...run as administer... then type the other command ...net user administrator /active:no????

    sorry i'm so dense when it comes to this stuff

    There is software on the internet that claims to automate what you want to do but it will be at a price. I think, if everything here fails, then you'll have to live with it as it is. I'm not keen on adding progams that mess with the registry.

    I know that you can change names in the registry manually (I have done it), but you have to be confident in what you are doing.

    KERMITZBITZ;4211622

    so open the command prompt then type ...run as administer... then type … so open the command prompt then type ...run as administer... then type the other command ...net user administrator /active:no????sorry i'm so dense when it comes to this stuff




    You need to click Start Button -> All Programs -> Accessories
    The third item down (or there abouts ) is called Command Prompt.

    Use the RIGHT mouse button to click this so that the little menu pops up. On that little menu select 'Run as Administrator'

    Then enter the net user.... command as previously stated

    :-)

    Original Poster

    marmalade47;4211801

    You need to click Start Button - All Programs - AccessoriesThe third item … You need to click Start Button -> All Programs -> AccessoriesThe third item down (or there abouts ) is called Command Prompt.Use the RIGHT mouse button to click this so that the little menu pops up. On that little menu select 'Run as Administrator' Then enter the net user.... command as previously stated :-)



    THANKS MARMALADE.. Job Done.

    thanks all for everyones help.. its much appreciated. REP for all your help.
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