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#1 scarshack

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

Hi,

 

Hopefully someone can help me out.

 

I was having a huge issue with my hpdv6 with browser hanging and slow performance  After trying everything I possible could, I decideed to create a new user account. 

The new user account works great, no issues compared to the one I started with when I got the laptop.

I compared the two accounts to see whats running and not, whats in the start menu and etc, but cant find a difference.

 

Now at this point, all I want to do is use the newly created account instaed as it works better and delete the old one(the main admin account).

I will copy any docs I have that I need first.

 

How do I delete the original account? Will it effect anything such as permissions etc?

Also how do I make sure the new account has full permissions to install software etc?

 

Thanks in advance for any help



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#2 kevin.holmes

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

First, you will need to make sure that the account you created is a local admin. To do this you will need to log into your old account and grant the new account local admin rights. Do you have Windows XP or Windows 7?

 

If the account is already a local admin, you can remove the account in Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage User Accounts. It will give you an option in the Window that opens to select the correct user account and view properties or remove the account. The below link will describe into further detail

 

Windows XP:

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Delete-an-Account-on-Windows-XP

 

Windows 7:

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6619/beginner-geek-delete-user-accounts-in-windows-7/



#3 scarshack

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

Thanks Kevin.

Using windows 7.

I will give it a try shortly.

 

Also by doing this I will lose any documents I dont save someone first correct?

Once completed, the new and only user account would act like the original one yes? Such as install programs etc?

 

thanks for the help



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:01 AM

It is not allowing me to set new user as Admin! The admin option is gray. I even made sure the new user was signed out.

 

Any Ideas?






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