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User accounts

Bridget

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2007
Messages
20
#1
Hello all,
When I got my new Laptop in December I promptly set about installing passwords and somehow managed to put my favourite password somewhere where it has since been in full view as a user account holder, I have changed my loggon password to another but the old one still comes up as a different user account. Is there anywhere I can edit it out? I do like to use this one. I have looked in all the usual places but cant't get into it and I'm scared to delete it in regedit in case I delete something else.
Thanks in advance.
Bridget
 

help4me

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2007
Messages
395
Location
USA
PC Experience
Some Experience
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Basic
#2
Shortly, some of our techies will be online and they will help you sort this out.
 

Seth

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
2,268
Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#3
Hi Bridget.

If I understand you correctly, you want to delete an existing account?

If so, go to Start>Control Panel>User Accounts.

Keep in mind that the personal data for that account will be deleted as well (unless you choose to keep the personal files when prompted). Still, if you have files you want to keep on that account, you should manually move them over to your new account.
 

Bridget

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2007
Messages
20
#4
User accounts,
No that just lets me alter my current ,live account, this is one I did by accident when I first used the machine . When I select open tree' it comes up with

control panel\user accounts
C:\Users
C:\Users\ my password\Documents\ Current Project
(e symbol) Manage Accounts
C:\Users
C:\Users\ my password\Documents\ Tablet installation files

The rest are OK just those two items above which include my password.
Bridget
 

Seth

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
2,268
Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#5
Keep tapping F8 as the computer starts and choose Safe Mode frtom the boot menu that appears. Log in as the Administrator and go Start>Control Panel>User Accounts. From User Accounts, click on the user you want to modify and choose Delete.
 

Bridget

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2007
Messages
20
#6
Thanks Seth, Done that, and then a re start and guess what the 'tree' still looks as it did before. but my user name did change in the administrator account.
Bridget