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16 Oct 2011  
MichaelJ07

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Help with the built-in Administrator name and one that I created

WOW! Big forum here!

Wife now has a new Aspire 5552-7474 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. The person who donated the new equipment generated the built-in Administrator's name to read "WINNER-PC." Probably because someone was going to win this laptop. So, I, knowing just enough to mess things up in Windows 7, added a user named "Jacqui" and set her with administrative privileges. I also did something I understand now I shouldn't have.....I did that net user administrator /active:yes thing because I thought I had changed the name of the administrator. I have since reversed that action by doing net user administrator /active:no.

So, now at login, where there used to be two names, there are no names to choose from and that's nice, but I see that WINNER-PC is still running the ship, somewhere in the background. Really want to get rid of that name and make the captain of the ship be my wife's name since she won the computer. Additionally, I can't seem to get to an elevated command prompt like you all suggest. Even though logged in as Jacqui, I still get the C:/Users/Jacqui prompt.

Is there anything you folks can do to help me get to a point where WINNER-PC is no longer the built-in Administrator? I'm certain after all this babble that you will need more info. Just ask and I'll respond.

Thanks.
Michael
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