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I Want The Administrator Account To Be My Only Account

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#1 Stotic


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:10 PM

I had it set up like this before I reformatted but I cant get back to how it was. I had my main Administrator account on the welcome screen. I'd click it to login via an administrator password i setup in windows setup. During windows setup it also told me to provide the name of at least one user account. I couldnt name this user account Administrator so I choose something else. I know that I can create a user name and give it administrator privileges, but I want to skip that step and just have the one uno account. Anyway to do this? I already tried deleting the other user profiles in safe mode, but Windows doesn't allow me to delete them all.

Thanks if you can help!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:51 PM

Well...I guess that I'm curious as to what makes you think that the account you enter through...is not the Admin account?

I have XP Home and I just checked my user account (there is only one account). It says "Louis" and below that it says "Computer Administrator." I don't count the Guest account (which is off).

I don't use another account since I am the only person with access to my two desktops and I don't need to protect myself against myself :thumbsup:.

I've always set up my systems in this manner, which is not the way that I would do it for others.


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Posted 31 January 2008 - 02:47 AM

Nevermind I fixed it. And because i hate it when people do just that, I'll explain how.

What I wanted was for there only to be one administrator account. You can assign any account admin privileges, but they still sit on top of the main administrator account. I went to Users and Groups in Computer Management and removed all of the other users besides Administrator.

This topic can be locked if need be. Thanks.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:31 AM

hopefully you haven't enabled the default hidden admin account to be shown at login and then deleted your main named account

it's possible for someone to create a limited account and then while logged into the hidden admin account delete all admin accounts


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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