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Windows 7: unable to delete an account

26 Jul 2010   #1
harj103

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
unable to delete an account

Hello there,
I recently sent my laptop off to be repaired under its warranty and when I got it back I found out that they had made a new admin account so that they could do some test. I now want to delete this admin account but find myself unable to, when I log onto my admin account and select the unwanted account it does not show me the delete account option, so I tried logging on to the account I want to get rid of and still I am not able to find the delete account option in the control panel. Can someone help me delete that account please?
Cheers guys i look forward to your expert advice.


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26 Jul 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Login to your account.

Click Start > Type Run > Hit Enter

Type "Control userpasswords2" (Without quotes) > Hit Enter

Highlight the newly created account, click "Remove".
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26 Jul 2010   #3
harj103

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

i just done what you said and it said that it is unable to remove that admin account
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26 Jul 2010   #4
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of the error please?
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26 Jul 2010   #5
harj103

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/HARJIN%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/HARJIN%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/HARJIN%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/HARJIN%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.png[/IMG]


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26 Jul 2010   #6
harj103

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

sorry i dont know how to upload the screen shot
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26 Jul 2010   #7
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Try this:

On that same Control Userpasswords2 window, click the Advanced tab > Click the Advanced button

Click "Users" > Right click the account > Properties

Click the "Member Of" tab > Click "Add..." > Type "Users" > Click OK > Highlight "Administrators" > Click Remove > Click OK

Then try to delete the account again by the steps above.
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26 Jul 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

May not be the normal administrator account
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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26 Jul 2010   #9
harj103

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

this is what appears when i select the advanced button


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26 Jul 2010   #10
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
May not be the normal administrator account
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
It's not a built in admin account, OP stated when he sent his laptop to get repaired they created one (presumably for testing purposes)
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