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Windows 7: Unwanted startup account

21 Nov 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Unwanted startup account

I Had to uninstall the ATi drivers from my machine this pm to test a NVidia card. Now I watched (foolishly in hindsight) a video on how to do this and during this video it advised that in regedit one had to type "NET ADMINISTRATOR /ACTIVE:YES" now I knew no better so carnied on and now when I power up the machine I get an Administrator account and my original one.

So being the smart person I am I ran that instruction only typing NO at the the end thinking it would revert back to just my own personal account - WRONG!!

So can someone tell me how to get rid of that annoying start up feature please?

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21 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go to your computer management console. Then local users and groups. Then select users. Right click on administrator. Go to properties. Put a checkbox in account is disabled..
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21 Nov 2012   #3

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

Hum don't seem to have a local users and groups in mine?
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21 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What edition of Windows 7 is it?

No matter what edition, you should be able to use the command line:

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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21 Nov 2012   #5

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
What edition of Windows 7 is it?
Home Premium F5 and I have found that feature may only be a Pro or Ultimate feature - from what I can make out anyway.
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21 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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   #7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Re-read my prior post -- there's an addition.

And, yeah, that's why local users and groups isn't available.
Ooops F5 sorry my friend I completely missed that I'll give it a go but as I said the tutorial mentions what I did in my original post. I just reversed the command but it is still there but anyway I'll try again - thanks.
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21 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And re-read my last one; I added to it as well...
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21 Nov 2012   #9

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
And re-read my last one; I added to it as well...
I found what I did wrong I missed typing "user" into that command line so I was doing the right thing first up but not paying enough attention

- 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!
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21 Nov 2012   #10

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

You can go into your user accounts in the control panel and there is an option there to disable the admin account.
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