Administrator accounts


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Guest

I recently installed Windows XP Professional on one of our PC's. I have a
problem that seems to be unique to this installation.

Right after installation I found two user accounts - Administrator and
Guest. I like to use the same administrator account name on all of our XP
PC's. So, I set up a second administrator account and gave it the name
"System Administrator." So far so good.

Two Administrator accounts are confusing to the users, so I decided to
remove the standard Administrator account. I have accomplish this on four
other Win XP PC's. I understand that removal of an account with
administrator priviledges has to be done from another account with the same
priviledges. I signed in to my new System Administrator account and tried to
remove the Administrator account from the system. There was no way I could
do it. I then tried to remove the System Administrator account from the
Administrator account. This also proved to be impossible.

I have accomplished this on every other Win XP Pro installations without
difficulty. This time I found no "delete" or "remove" options.

I did set up a restricted user account which works properly.

Is there any way to remove one of these administrator accounts from this
particular PC?
 
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Ayush

The built in Administratot cannot be deleted and should not be deleted. The
built-in adminitrstor account is by default hidden after you make another
account. The delete option is not available for System Administrator
account because built-in account is not for regular use and thererfore it is
neccessary to keep another account with Admin privileages. But you can
delete your account by :
Click Start > Run
lusrmgr.msc
Users
Right click your account > Delete
 
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G

Guest

The account you removed on the other pcs was most likely not the builtin
administrator account. It's often good practice to rename the true
administrator account and create a "dummy" administrator account with no
permissions. That might be the one you removed.
 

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