This machine has Windows XP Pro, MS Office, and some other software which I intend to continue using. Of course, none of the original installation CDs are available, but almost everything important was pre-loaded by IBM at the factory. Naturally, most of that software has been updated and patched over the years. Everything seems to work OK at the moment, including the Windows Genuine Advantage tests.
I cannot apply the Office XP SP3 patches without an original CD for Office XP, however, so I just hope those fixes are not worth pursuing just now.
When the machine starts, it shows three accounts, lets call them:
'OriginalUser' says that he does not need any of his old files, and I have no interest in his files, but I would like to be on the safe side. In other words, I want to back up all the files of 'OriginalUser' on to DVD-R or an external HD, and then free up all that space from the internal hard drive.
Importantly, I don't want to accidentally delete any of the software; and I have to assume that everything was installed by OriginalUser (or possibly Guest).
Can anyone point me to a procedure that will insure that I move off only his data files without changing any software? And once that is done, how to I get 'OriginalUser' off of the opening screen?
I assume that I can follow the identical process to get rid of the 'Guest' account too?
Edited by acz, 03 October 2006 - 01:46 AM.