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Anonymous
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January 18, 2005 5:13:03 AM

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One of the areas I am completely new to is Administration. On one of my
computers (XP Pro) I am the 'Administrator' with no other name. (Yes, the I
do realize the security hazard of running in Administrator only mode.) On my
new computer(XP Home) I made the mistake of entering my name on setup. The
listing in the User Accounts show both Administrator & Janis (with
Adminstrative rights). But, for me, it messes up the simplicity of the the
Document & Settings directory as I want it for now until I have the time to
get up to speed. (I will be picking up the Win/InsideOut next week.)
'Stupidly, I assumed' that Home Edition was (unlike XP Pro) a non-workgroup
environment for the inexperienced lay user without too many parameters to
adjust.

This being said, is there any easy &, above-all, safe way of deleting my
name under the User Account so that just 'Administrator' shows in the User
Accounts? I vaguely recall the 1st time I made this mistake, support took me
into Safe Mode to undo this, and just leaving the Administrator dialogue box
blank when re-setup. Most importantly, If I undo this error, will I lose any
of my personalized directory setups (i.e. document links/start menu
setup/etc).

Thank you very much for your time... & patience,
Janis

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Anonymous
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January 18, 2005 7:01:02 AM

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didn't understand very well. do you want to delete Janis? when you delete
some, user it will prompt you to save her or his documents. i don't know
about saving settings, probably not.
January 18, 2005 1:23:46 PM

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Summerblue wrote:
> One of the areas I am completely new to is Administration. On one
> of my computers (XP Pro) I am the 'Administrator' with no other name.
> (Yes, the I do realize the security hazard of running in
> Administrator only mode.) On my new computer(XP Home) I made the
> mistake of entering my name on setup. The listing in the User
> Accounts show both Administrator & Janis (with Adminstrative rights).
> But, for me, it messes up the simplicity of the the Document &
> Settings directory

Eh? You never *see* what's in there unless you deliberately go there in
Windows Explorer!
And you should *really* *really* think twice about deleting your User
account. If your user account goes belly-up, (and it *does* happen) then the
*ONLY* way into your machine is through the Administrator account. If you
only have the Administrator account in existence, and THAT goes belly-up,
you are stuck with a repair install of XP at the least, and if your XP was
pre-installed, then it's hightly possible that you only have a recovery CD,
and that would mean losing ALL your documents, emails etc etc, purely
because you can't access the machine.
think about it.
January 18, 2005 4:14:18 PM

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Siphiuel wrote:
> didn't understand very well. do you want to delete Janis? when you
> delete some, user it will prompt you to save her or his documents. i
> don't know about saving settings, probably not.

Please quote the post you are replying to - most of us do NOT use the web
interface to access these groups.
Thankyou.
!