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Windows 7: Unwanted startup account

21 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
- Was trying to install two other machines with security and well I should listen to my mate who constantly tells me to take things slower

Trouble is there is not enough hours in a day eh?

Thanks to you both you have been very patient with a silly old err person like me!
You're welcome!

And, hey: Haste makes waste, and sometimes it ends up taking a lot more time to clean up after a mistake!

I hate when that happens!

Lucky in your case here it was benign.

By the way, re-read this post about a password for the built-in admin account:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Re-read my prior post -- there's an addition. BTW, you should have been successful with that command; it had to have been a typo, or not from an elevated command prompt, or something...

And, yeah, that's why local users and groups isn't available.

One thing I'd do while you have it enabled is to go ahead and establish a secure password for it, then disable it. Just for security...


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21 Nov 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlarseth View Post
You can go into your user accounts in the control panel and there is an option there to disable the admin account.
But he's doing it on a Home Premium machine.
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21 Nov 2012   #13

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlarseth View Post
You can go into your user accounts in the control panel and there is an option there to disable the admin account.
Thanks T already tried that my friend - it didn't work so I guess the only way for Home Premium is the command prompt way. But hey thanks for the interest.
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21 Nov 2012   #14

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlarseth View Post
You can go into your user accounts in the control panel and there is an option there to disable the admin account.
But he's doing it on a Home Premium machine.
I was able to do it on my Home Premium 64 Bit SP1 install, but if he did the command prompt way that is cool too.
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21 Nov 2012   #15

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlarseth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlarseth View Post
You can go into your user accounts in the control panel and there is an option there to disable the admin account.
But he's doing it on a Home Premium machine.
I was able to do it on my Home Premium 64 Bit SP1 install, but if he did the command prompt way that is cool too.
Hiyya T maybe a regional thing my friend as I am told that it does sometimes vary.

John
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21 Nov 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlarseth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post

But he's doing it on a Home Premium machine.
I was able to do it on my Home Premium 64 Bit SP1 install, but if he did the command prompt way that is cool too.
Hiyya T maybe a regional thing my friend as I am told that it does sometimes vary.

John
Maybe it is something regional, like the "N" or "K" or whatever version or something like that. I've never seen it on any HPs I've messed with in the past. Or maybe some update enables it? Haven't looked in a while, but a quick check on the HP I'm using right now doesn't show it, and it's fully updated.

Anyway, John, glad to hear that you're squared away!!
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21 Nov 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Always nice to go to bed and comeback to a solved topic. Glad you got it to work.
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