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Windows 7: How to change back to only Admin (read plz)

31 Jul 2011   #1
NinjaKitty

Windows 7
 
 
How to change back to only Admin (read plz)

So, my brother and his friend were dicks and messed w/ my computer. I set up a password on my computer for a purpose.
So; my bro somehow got past my computer password (was secure pw) and then used my account to create another user account. He made that one the main user admin and changed mine to standard. I changed mine back to admin, but I want to delete the account he created and have only my account back w/ all the power (main admin). I'm not able delete the main account he created and I dont want to delete mine because of all the settings on it..

so; how do I delete the account my brother created as admin and change my account back to main admin? I'm not able to delete the account my brother created because I think its the main one or something, I can only delete my original one that he changed.
Thanks


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31 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You need to demote him to a normal user first.
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31 Jul 2011   #3
NinjaKitty

Windows 7
 
 

^ thanks, but I'm not able to. It won't let me demote him.
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31 Jul 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello NinjaKitty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did he use the built-in "Administrator" account? The name of the user account would be "Administrator" if so.

If he did, then you could change the password on the account, and disable it.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Jul 2011   #5
NinjaKitty

Windows 7
 
 

^ How do I disable it? I cant seem to do that, I also looked that up too before hand and seen it. Thanks
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31 Jul 2011   #6
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Have you tried searching for "cmd" in the start menu and run as administrator, then:

Type
Code:
net user "username" /delete
??
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31 Jul 2011   #7
NinjaKitty

Windows 7
 
 

^may you type an example : )?
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31 Jul 2011   #8
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Sorry about that lol. Anyway here's a more detailed explanation:

1.) First, you need to open an elevated command prompt. Brink explains it best here Elevated Command Prompt

2.) When the command prompt appears, type:
Code:
net user "username" /delete
Where username is the name of the account you want to delete. The quotation marks are there in case it has spaces. Otherwise, it won't work.

Let us know if it works or of any error codes that might pop up.

P.S.
I ask you to reconsider Brink's advice on Built-in administrator accounts, as they are usually the only ones that cannot be demoted or renamed.
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