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Windows 7: How Do I Remove Redundant Admin Account?

24 Mar 2012   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How Do I Remove Redundant Admin Account?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello MourningStar,

You might see if this one below may work better for you.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User
This tutorial contains Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable and I have somehow created a second admin account. I tried a system restore to a time-point before this happened with no luck. help!

thnx.


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24 Mar 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello MourningStar,

That would be the built-in Administrator account. You should be able to go through the tutorial below again to disable it to remove it.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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24 Mar 2012   #3
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello MourningStar,

That would be the built-in Administrator account. You should be able to go through the tutorial below again to disable it to remove it.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
well, it did remove the login option from the login screen but the folders are still there in the c:\users. now what? delete them?
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24 Mar 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You can with a lot of approving while doing so if you like, but everything that you had set for the built-in Administrator would be lost when it's deleted. The folder will be recreated the next time you enable the built-in Administrator and log in to though.
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24 Mar 2012   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You can with a lot of approving while doing so if you like, but everything that you had set for the built-in Administrator would be lost when it's deleted. The folder will be recreated the next time you enable the built-in Administrator and log in to though.
Done - however, other than the 'standard' uac go-ahead to delete, the operation did not require "a lot of approving" at all.

thnx.
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24 Mar 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 



That's good. I had about 4-5 approves.
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