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Getting rid of administrator user?


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I am running W7.  I had one user (me) for years with administrator rights, and all was fine.  A couple months ago I set up a second user; "administrator".  Now when I turn the computer on it takes a minute and then asks me which user I want.  I have to tell it "me", and it takes a couple more minutes to finish booting.  I used to be able to turn it on and come back a bit later; now I have to wait for it to ask which user.

 

There is no reason to keep "administrator", but I can't seem to get rid of it; there simply is no option to delete.  How can I do that?

 

I have thought of getting rid of "me", which W7 seems quite willing to let me do, but then I would have to transfer everything from "me" to "administrator".  Perhaps there is an easy way to do that?

 

Thanks.


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First, open "All Programs" in the "Start Menu" and then click on "Accessories".

Look for "Command Prompt" and right click it, then select "Run as administrator"

Click on "Yes" if it asks you, Do you want the following program to make changes to your computer?

Once command prompt opens, type: net user administrator /active:no to disable the administrator account

net user administrator [/DELETE] to delete the administrator account

 

Once you've typed in one of the following, hit enter. If you did the process correctly, it should say "The command has completed successfully".

 

source: http://www.instructa...rator-Account-/


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Tollerowner is talking about an account he setup, not the hidden Administrator.

 

Open Control Panel, User Accounts.

Click on Manage another account

Select the one you want to get rid of then click on Delete the account.

Click on Delete files then Delete account.

 

That should take care of it/


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Tollerowner is talking about an account he setup, not the hidden Administrator.

 

Open Control Panel, User Accounts.

Click on Manage another account

Select the one you want to get rid of then click on Delete the account.

Click on Delete files then Delete account.

 

That should take care of it/

I tried that.  There is no "delete the account" to click on.  There is on my account, but not on the one I created 2 months ago.


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What folders show up under C:\Users? Is it listed there?


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Four directories; Toller (my real account), Public, Default, and Administrator.  Administrator is dated 4/2/15, which is about the time I added the user "administrator".

 

I would be perfectly happy if the system could default to logging in Toller, instead of stopped and requiring me to chose Toller or Administrator.


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You can make that happen. See here: How to Automatically Log On a User Account at Windows 7 Startup


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Well bless you!  That worked!

Now...   is there anyway to make it come out sleep without asking the user?  Much smaller problem than when booting, but still, if can be done...


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Sure :) How to Enable or Disable Require Password on Wakeup in Windows 7


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Amazing.  Thanks so much.  Now I am ready for W10!

 

I wonder how many people put up with stuff like that because no one helps them.


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