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#1 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:30 PM

I recently fell heir to a two year old Sony Vaio running Win 8.1 which had a wrecked screen.

 

It used to belong to my disabled sister-in-law who has both an electric powered (therefore heavy) wheelchair and a somewhat light hearted attitude towards reversing. She reversed over it. Her insurers accepted this as accidental damage and gave her a new one. I recovered all her data and transferred it to the new computer and then decided that all the computer needed was a new screen. £54 and half an hour's work later it was working fully again and is now mine.

 

I have full control over it, I know the access password but would like to change the log-in screen to show me rather than her. Is it as simple as creating a new admin account and then deleting hers ?  Advice gratefully received.

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:43 PM

Yes, If you saved all your sister-in-law's data create a new admin account using your preferred name. Login to it, check if all your programs are there and run normally, then delete your sister-in-law's account.



#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 04:42 PM

Thanks John. I'll get round to it in the next few days - it's not a priority as I use this laptop mostly for teaching purposes but it is handy to carry around as it is reasonably light and also fairly well specced.

 

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