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Windows 7: Advice about Admin users and if I can delete account or not?


29 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Advice about Admin users and if I can delete account or not?

Hi,
I just want to delete my User account "David". When I initially installed Windows I provided the name David so I was the main and only User account.

Now is it possible to delete that account, leaving me back at a user account screen to create a new main and only account?

Note: I do not wan't to just create a new Admin account (like you can in control panel) as I tried that (and then deleted the "David" account) but it left behind Users/David and the machine was still called David-PC. I want the new account to have No access to my old account.

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Thanks for reading!


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29 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

Well 1st you need to Add your new account then after that you need to delete inc all content of the account then goto "My Computer" and change name in the Advanced propertys.
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29 Mar 2012   #3

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Your new account will have to be a member of the Administrators Group.

Logon to your new account and go to Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > Manage another account. From there, the David account will be visible. Highlight that account and select delete. You'll be asked if you want to save files, etc. Select No and proceed, if you truly won't no further access to those files and setings.

And as mrdemon stated, you can rename the computer in My Computer properties.
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29 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Thanks
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