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Windows 7: Advisable? Delete/remove Original user acct, setup new

01 Jul 2012   #1

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
Advisable? Delete/remove Original user acct, setup new

I do tech work and sometimes trade in machines.
The one in question is an ordinary emachines desktop with win7 home premium x64.
It has one account on it which appears to be the original setup.

I'm debating start from scratch clean install vs remove/uninstall stuff, create new admin user acct, delete original account after uninstalling all the unnecessary junk.

what do you guys think?
If the original account is axed, is it really axed? does it cause system trouble from then onward?


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01 Jul 2012   #2

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The easiest is probably a format + clean install, and ensures the previous account is safely removed.

Kari did an excellent tutorial on this topic, which I think you will find very useful too:

Windows 7 Installation - Prepare PC to be Sold

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