repaired W7 came back with extra user account

May 15, 2011 at 07:03:26
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i7 860 @ 2.8 Ghz
I sent my computer for repair. When I got it back, instead of having only one account, there is now two. Both are administrator accounts. How do I close one without losing data or having to reinstall software?

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#1
May 15, 2011 at 07:49:40
There is always a default administrator account, which you should NOT use for day to day operations.

The second one may be a user account with administrator privileges. That is how it should be. Use the second account and modify to suit your needs if necessary.

The default account can save you from disaster if you leave it pristine. If you mess it up there is no recourse but to restore or re-install.


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#2
May 15, 2011 at 10:16:35
I sent my computer for repair. When I got it back, instead of having only one account, there is now two.

my first suggestion would be to call the people that repaired it and ask for an explanation...did you ever think of that?

There is also a an administer account that gets added when the frame network gets installed.

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#3
May 15, 2011 at 15:06:20
You can really delete an admin as long as you have one good admin account.

I kind of suspect that they created one to do repairs and is not really needed.

I would not do anything as it really doesn't matter too much. As long as you normally use it as a user that is limited or less than admin.

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