I have a Windows XP Professional machine with one user account on it; the administrator. Every time I turn on the computer I am greeted by the welcome screen and am asked to type in my password to access the administrator account. Today I wanted to create a new user account on my machine, one specifically for handling my website. I went to Control Panel - User Account - Create a new account and made a new user account; when it asked me to pick the account type, it gave me two choices; Administrator and Limited. Except the "Limited" option was greyed out and could not be chosen. So I chose Administrator, made the new account, restarted, and went into the new user account, called "Website."
I used that for a while and then restarted to go back to my regular Administrator account with all my files and such. However, when I restarted it automatically took me back into the "Website" account and didn't give me the option to login to my original Administrator account. So I figured that there was something in the preferences that made it do that and went to Control Panel - User Accounts once it had logged in to go and change it, but was shown that there was no administrator account
anymore. It only had "Website" and "Guest account" listed. I panicked, thinking my entire computer and all its files had just been deleted and lost forever because I had created this new user account which had overwritten the old one. I googled it, however, and found out that when you create a new Administrator user account, Windows hides the built in one. It's still there, you just can't access it.
I found this website:http://windowsxp.mvps.org/admins.htm
And followed the second step on there: manually changing the registry so my original account would show up on the welcome screen. After I had completed its instructions for the second step I restarted and on the welcome screen I now thankfully had two choices for logins; the new "Website" account and my original built-in one that had all my files. I logged in with my original administrator account and went to Control Panel - User Account with the intent to delete the "Website" half once and for all, so that I wouldn't be faced with the possibility of it taking over my original built-in account anymore. However, when I click on it in the User Account folder, there is no option to delete it. There should be, but there isn't.
Here's a screenshot from a tutorial page on where the "Delete the Account" option should be:
And here's a screenshot of what mine has:
As you can see, there's no "Delete this Account" option there. I assume this is because it's an Administrator account, but I can't change it; again, when I go to "Change the Account Type" I'm faced with two choices; Administrator and Limited, but the "Limited" option is greyed out and cannot be chosen.
So how do I delete this new user account? It's caused me enough grief and panic already from temporarily making me believe it had overwritten my entire computer, and I really just want to be rid of it for good. Of course I've googled this to death and only ask here because I can't find the answer anywhere else, so any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!