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Ext User(Razgriz)
02-06-2007, 03:13 PM
I am trying to delete all extra accounts off my computer, but I can't delete
the last extra Administrator account from the default Administrator. Can you
help me fix this? Please and Thank You in advance.

Ext User(SingaporeWebDesign)
02-06-2007, 04:43 PM
Hello,

It can't be deleted. Even if you can, it is a good practice to leave it in
case your main account gets corrupted in which case you can use the
Administrator account.

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"Razgriz" <Razgriz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D440FF08-26EE-4033-A143-D4B729840AC8@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to delete all extra accounts off my computer, but I can't
>delete
> the last extra Administrator account from the default Administrator. Can
> you
> help me fix this? Please and Thank You in advance.

Ext User(Ken Blake, MVP)
03-06-2007, 02:43 AM
On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 22:03:01 -0700, Razgriz
<Razgriz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I am trying to delete all extra accounts off my computer, but I can't delete
>the last extra Administrator account from the default Administrator. Can you
>help me fix this? Please and Thank You in advance.


There is nothing to fix. The "Administrator" account can not be
deleted, and that's good, not bad. It's an account that you should
never routinely use, but keep only as a fallback account in case you
ever have trouble with your other administrator account(s).

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Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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Ext User(Razgriz)
03-06-2007, 03:03 AM
No, I'm talking about deleting the one I made. I want to keep the default
Administrator Account. I made an extra one, but it's taking up too much space.

Ext User(Patrick Keenan)
04-06-2007, 08:24 AM
"Razgriz" <Razgriz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F204D2AC-CDCB-4810-ABD4-7DFA657549EB@microsoft.com...
> No, I'm talking about deleting the one I made. I want to keep the default
> Administrator Account. I made an extra one, but it's taking up too much
> space.

If it's taking too much space, take ownership of the files from the built-in
Admin account and then delete them.

You aren't by chance still logged into that account while trying to delete
it, are you? What error messages do you see?

HTH
-pk

Ext User(Razgriz)
04-06-2007, 10:53 AM
I am not in that account. I made one for my mom, but it is taking up too much
space and I need it gone. I use the default Administrator account only, so I
don't need it. It doesn't come up with an option to delete it and I can't
change the account type either.

"Patrick Keenan" wrote:

> "Razgriz" <Razgriz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F204D2AC-CDCB-4810-ABD4-7DFA657549EB@microsoft.com...
> > No, I'm talking about deleting the one I made. I want to keep the default
> > Administrator Account. I made an extra one, but it's taking up too much
> > space.
>
> If it's taking too much space, take ownership of the files from the built-in
> Admin account and then delete them.
>
> You aren't by chance still logged into that account while trying to delete
> it, are you? What error messages do you see?
>
> HTH
> -pk
>
>
>

Ext User(Patrick Keenan)
05-06-2007, 02:33 AM
"Razgriz" <Razgriz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:70D62FF6-3D1D-42F6-BE37-DD172088F48B@microsoft.com...
>I am not in that account.

Is anyone? Accounts that are logged into can't be deleted.

And try doing this from Safe Mode.

> I made one for my mom, but it is taking up too much
> space and I need it gone.

Then take ownership of its files and delete them. An empty account doesn't
take up much space.

HTH
-pk

> I use the default Administrator account only, so I
> don't need it. It doesn't come up with an option to delete it and I can't
> change the account type either.
>
> "Patrick Keenan" wrote:
>
>> "Razgriz" <Razgriz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F204D2AC-CDCB-4810-ABD4-7DFA657549EB@microsoft.com...
>> > No, I'm talking about deleting the one I made. I want to keep the
>> > default
>> > Administrator Account. I made an extra one, but it's taking up too much
>> > space.
>>
>> If it's taking too much space, take ownership of the files from the
>> built-in
>> Admin account and then delete them.
>>
>> You aren't by chance still logged into that account while trying to
>> delete
>> it, are you? What error messages do you see?
>>
>> HTH
>> -pk
>>
>>
>>

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