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How to rename the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP


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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:55 AM

A new tutorial titled How to rename the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP was added by BleepingComputer.com. Please use this topic to discuss any aspect of this tutorial.

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The built-in Administrator account is one of the most targeted account names by malicious programs and hackers that are attempting to access your computer without your permission. It is therefore a wise security precaution to rename the Administrator account to another less common name so that it can no longer be targeted. By default, the Administrator account in Windows Vista and and Windows 7 are disabled, while in Windows XP it is enabled. Regardless, of your Windows version, if you choose to use the Administrator account, you can use the following tutorial to rename the account to make it less susceptible to hacking attempts.

We hope you find this tutorial helpful.

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