how to remove an administrator account window

August 20, 2011 at 07:10:27
Specs: Windows XP
my nephew snuck and created a second admin account without my permission and i want it gone how do i obliterate it

See More: how to remove an administrator account window

Report •

#1
August 20, 2011 at 07:18:07
Log in as administrator and remove his account(control panel > user accounts).

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


Report •

#2
August 20, 2011 at 07:58:36
The account he created may have administrator rights but there can only be one account spelled exactly Administrator

See the last part of response 2:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


Report •

#3
August 20, 2011 at 10:44:18
He could only sneak in if you failed to use best practices usually. Anyone with physical access though could hack into it and access your passwords.

Use the users icon in control panel for information on the users. He may have simply changed a screen name so be careful.


HEY! Why don't you tell the little stinker to fix it.


By the way a "restore point" may be a good idea too.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
August 20, 2011 at 11:00:31
Your nephew can make another user account that has administrator rights at any time if he can access any account that has administrator rights .
Don't let him use another user's account that has administrator rights, unless you or someone else is there watching what he's doing.
If all the users of the computer when it is booted normally have passwords he doesn't know, the built in Administrator user has no password by default. If you make a password for that, that is good enough that he isn't likely to be able to guess it, he can't use that Administrator account.
See the info at the link in response 2.

However, if he's really determined he can find other "cheater" ways to make an account that has administrator rights.
.........

"He may have simply changed a screen name so be careful."

In that case, the original user name is not changed at C:\Documents and Settings\(the name of the user account).


Report •

Ask Question