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1. Log in on a different account then the one your trying to delete. "The account must be a administrator account"
2. Click the start button then right click on computer and click properties
3. On the left side click advanced system settings
4. Under user profiles click settings.
5. Click the profile you wish to delete then click the delete button.
Click on Start
Click on Control Panel
Make sure Classic View is Selected
Click on User Accounts
Click on Manage another account
Click on Turn off the Guest account
The next screen should show the Guest account is turned off.
Windows allows you to create a guest account that is limited in terms of its ability to change settings and download content and software. At times, you may want to reset this account's password, which is easily accomplished.
Log into the system as the administrator. Click the "Start" button and then "Control Panel." Choose "Administrative Tools" and choose "Computer Management." Click "Local Users and Groups" in the left column and then "Users." Right-click "Guest" in the main menu and choose "Properties." Enter the old and new passwords. Confirm the password. Click "Next" and "Finish."
Go to Administrative Tools --> Computer Management. On the left hand side you should see Local Users and Groups. Click users. In the main it will list the local users for your computer. Just right click the user name and select delete. BTW, you cannot delete the user that you are signed in as. You will need to be signed in under a separate user than the one you wish to delete. Given that your description states that you are wanting to remove a secondary account then I don't see any of this being an issue.
You don't have to go thru all that trouble to get rid of your personal information. First just create a new user account with administrative rights that the person who is getting your computer will use. After you create the new user account reboot the computer and log on with the new account you created. Then Delete your old user account. It will delete all your documents, music, pictures, videos.
Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts then create the new user account with Administrative Rights (not limited).
Reboot and and log on with the user account you just created.
Click Start/Control Panel/User Account and select the account you want to delete and Delete it. When asked about files to save, you want to delete everything associated with the account you are deleting.
If you have more than one user account you want to delete, do the same thing for it.
Right click the icon and then click on Manage on the menu that should appear next to the cursor. This will bring up the Computer Management window.
Locate the Local Users and Groups heading and click the plus symbol to the left of it.
if everything has been done correctly, your window should look something like this.
Click on Groups on the menu that opens. You will now see headings for Administrators, Guests, Power Users, etc.
5Double click on Administrators.
This brings up a list of all the administrators on your machine. If you
have administrative access to this computer, you should be able to
change the settings in this menu.
6To add a new administrator, click the Add button. This will open a new window. Type in the name of the account you wish to add and click Check Names. The name should now be underlined. Click OK to close this window and save your settings.
7To remove an
administrator, highlight the account you wish to remove from the group
and click the Remove button at the bottom of the window.
8If you wish to retain your own administrative rights, make sure not to delete your account from this list.
9If the settings for your account haven't been changed, there is no need to reboot. Otherwise, logout and login again so that the settings will change.
Try logging in as Guest,or guest,no password.
Then go to Control Panel-User Accounts-New User and re-establish an Administrator User and account settings for it.
Make whatever User accounts you'll need,and then delete the guest account.It's a security hole.
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Without using 3rd party pay-for tools, I would recommend locating the Windows CD that came with the machine. I would then boot to the CD, and use the Recovery Console option. When you get into the recovery console, you should be able to log in using the administrator password only. This doesn't load the Administrator profile, it just uses the password for permissions reasons. I would then navigate to the Documents and Settings folder (assuming this is XP) and rename the Administrator profile folder to something else. Once you rename this folder, restart the computer, log in as Administrator again, and Windows will create a new profile for the Administrator, and leave your old one alone. Once you're logged in, you can browse to the old profile and get your files and pictures back.
Power up your 'puter and press f8 to enter windows in safe mode.When it boots into safe mode go to your start button... select control panel.. and find user accounts . Enter and make yourself a new user account.. select administrator account . Close and and reboot the computer. Select your new user account and it should boot into windows. Go back to user accounts and you should see your account.. a guest account.. and the account of whoever owned the computer before you . That account will say password protected. select delete user account and click on the old users account . Windows will say it will delete the account and all files of the user. if it asks select ok and be patient . It will be a few minutes as windows deletes the account. Do a final reboot and the old account and password should be gone. Good luck. Don