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    In xp I have a user account created during setup called 'abc' which is part of the admin group. I also have the default administrator account.I want to delete the 'abc' account but I'm hesitant because I feel that I woont be able to logon then withthe administrator account. Reason is because when I go to switch users it only shows me the default 'guest account' and the account I'm currently logged on with 'abc'. It doesnt show me the default administrator account.Can I delete the 'abc' account safely?Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: User Account - XP

    It depends on which version of XP you are using.

    XP Pro: at the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and you can then type Administrator in the user account field, followed by your password.

    XP Home: You can only access the administrator account in Safe Mode (restart the computer, press F8 at the BIOS screen, choose Safe Mode).
    A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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    • #3
      Re: User Account - XP

      thanks.
      Im logged in as the 'abc' account and Im going to delete it and run sysprep. This wont mess anything up account wise, will it?
      As long as I can log on as administrator after I run the sysprep, capture the image and re-load it onto a machine and the administrator account is there im fine.
      Thanks again.

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      • #4
        Re: User Account - XP

        Why don't you simply rename the abc account? Or, create a new account with the priviledges required? Do you want just the single Administrator account to be available?? That is not good practice.

        I really don't understand what you want to do.
        A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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        • #5
          Re: User Account - XP

          I want to logon as administrator, the default account. (which never gives me the option). I want to delete the 'abc' account and create another one for me.
          Thanks.

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          • #6
            Re: User Account - XP

            That worked. Thanks!!!
            XP Pro: at the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and you can then type Administrator in the user account field, followed by your password.

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            • #7
              Re: User Account - XP

              Glad you got it sorted out.
              A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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