Quote: Originally Posted by yash
When I installed Windows 7, I was asked to create a user account and I created one. Now in Control Panel-System and Security-Administrative tools-Computer Managements-Users and Groups, I see 3 accounts. Administrator, Guest and the account which I created during installation. Administrator and Guest account are disabled by default. Now, I want to ask that can I delete this Administrator (Built-in account for administering the computer/domain) account ? What is it for if win 7 already asks me to create an account at the time of installation ? I don't want to delete the Guest account. Will deleting the Administrator account cause any problems in future ?? What is its use ? Why Microsoft has kept this account built-in if it asks for making a new account at the time of installation ? Am I not the Administrator when I created the new account ?? Please help and clear my doubt....
The "Administrator" account that you see should not be deleted, because if something goes wrong with your current account, you'll need it to be able to login to Administrator to make fixes.
Yes, your current account is an Administrator account, but with reduced privileges for security purposes.
It is strongly recommended that you not activate the hidden Administrator account and use it for everyday computing - that is the one primary reason why XP ws so vulnarable to hacks and security breaches - all Admin level accounts had maximum privileges. While not perfect, and does not work as a substitute for a good anti-virus program, I'd suggest going into Control Panel and setting the UAC level to the max so that you can get better notifications of when programs want elevation.