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Windows 7: How to delete administrator for welcome screen?

26 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7
 
 
How to delete administrator for welcome screen?

I tried net user administrator/active: no

But I had no luck. Instead, I got this message --

The syntax of this command is:
NET USER
[username [password |*] [options] [/DOMAIN]
username {password | *} /ADD [options] [/DOMAIN]
username [/DELETE] [/DOMAIN]
username [/TIMES: {times | ALL}

How can I disable the administrator from the welcome screen?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jasebee, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You almost got it, but the command should be this below instead.

net user administrator /active:no

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2011   #3

windows 7
 
 

Thanks, Shawn, but I got "system error 5 has occurred" Access is denied.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Apr 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That would be from not using a elevated command prompt. You will just need to right click on the cmd shortcut and click on "Run as administrator".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2011   #5

windows 7
 
 

I did run it as administrator to no avail. Here is how it looks in elevate command prompt --

C:\Users\my name>net user administrator /active:no

Then, when I click on my computer, I get System 5 error.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're not using "Run as administrator" if you have C:\Users\(your name) in the commmand prompt. Click on the link below to see if you may be doing something wrong.
Elevated Command Prompt
Are you able to use any of the other options in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account instead?

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2011   #7

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you, perchance, logged in as Administrator and trying to disable it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2011   #8

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

should look like:

C:\Windows\system32>net user administrator /active:no

Note that the root of the prompt is not C:\Users\username>

If you are a user with administrative privileges, try calling the Task Manager from a right-click on the Taskbar, then under the applications tab, select New Task... and type:

cmd

enter

then, at the elevated command prompt conjured up, type your command
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2011   #9

windows 7
 
 

I finally got it to work, Brink :-) Thanks. Also, WebMattR and Fafhrd, your input is appreciated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Jasebee. I'm glad that we could help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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