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Anonymous
January 6, 2005 4:07:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

I'm a novice XP user and when I tried to add a new user account it only
allowed me to set it up as an administrator, even though I'm set up as
administrator. So I now have 2 administrator accounts and can't delete either
one as I get an error message which tells me that I must create a new
administrator account before I delete one!
Can anyone help me to delete one account, the new one I created, keep my
account as administrator and then set up a new account that's not got
administrator rights?

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Anonymous
January 7, 2005 12:15:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Allan Skyner <AllanSkyner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I'm a novice XP user and when I tried to add a new user account it only
>allowed me to set it up as an administrator, even though I'm set up as
>administrator. So I now have 2 administrator accounts and can't delete either
>one as I get an error message which tells me that I must create a new
>administrator account before I delete one!
>Can anyone help me to delete one account, the new one I created, keep my
>account as administrator and then set up a new account that's not got
>administrator rights?

You need two admin accounts: the account "Administrator" and one of
your normal user accounts. Create a new account with limited rights,
log on with that new user and then log off. Log on as "Administrator"
and in the Control Panel > System > Advanced > User profiles >
Settings copy over the old admin account to the new limited account to
continue working with your old settings in the new account.

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