• How to delete an account?

    Vladislav Meriin
    Vladislav Meriin
    January 16, 2013
    How to delete an account?

    Windows allows you to create for the convenience of various users of the operating system. There are situations when a specific user is no longer needed and you need to delete the Windows account created for it.

    Enable Administrator Rights

    Before you delete an account from the system, make sure that your account has administrator rights. Other accounts usually have limited capabilities, including they cannot delete other accounts.

    Administrator rights are disabled by default in Windows 7, so you need to enable them first. To do this, use the key combination Win + R. In the window that opens, type lusrmgr.msc and press Enter. Next, select "Users", click on the "Administrator" account with the right mouse button, call the "Properties" window and uncheck the "Disable account" box, then save the changes and restart the computer.

    Deleting an account

    If you did everything correctly, after the steps described above, you will be able to work with user accounts.The instructions on how to delete a user account are simple and usually do not cause problems.

    • Open the "Start" menu and enter "accounts" in the search bar. After pressing Enter you will have the opportunity to work with user accounts.
    • Go to "Manage another account" to see a list of all users of the computer. All you have to do is select the entry you want to delete and select the item Delete account.
    • After that, tell the system whether to save user files of the account to be deleted. If necessary, restart the computer.

    Deleting an administrator account

    Often users are asked about how to delete an administrator account.

    In Windows 7, this option is disabled, that is, you cannot delete this account. However, it can be disabled to close access to it by other users. To do this, follow the instructions above for enabling an administrator account. The only difference: you will need to check the box next to "Disable account".

    In WindowsXP, you can delete an administrator account only if there are at least two entries with administrator rights.So, having logged in under one of them, you will be able to delete the administrator's friend account by going to the "Control Panel" and then follow the chain: "Computer Management - Local Users".

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