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    Administrator

    I have an account for Administrator and one for myself as (my name as)Administrator. I would like to eliminate the Administrator account.
    When I reboot the two accounts appear. I would like to see mine only.
    Is there any way?

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    Have you enabled the default Administrator account?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    I would suggest that it would be far better to hide the unwanted account from appearing on the logon screen, rather than disable it. If you only have one administrator account easily available to you and it gets corrupted, then "unhappiness could occur"...
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    It can be re-enabled just as easily. Plus this does not involve editing the registry, which some people would prefer not doing. Both options would accomplish what the OP has asked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    I would suggest that it would be far better to hide the unwanted account from appearing on the logon screen, rather than disable it. If you only have one administrator account easily available to you and it gets corrupted, then "unhappiness could occur"...
    My registry doesn't have the key mentioned in the tutorial. I could create the key and use it, but my preference is to keep the default Windows Adminstrator account disabled unless needed. I use the MMC - Local Users and Groups if I have a need for the default Administrator account, and disable it when I'm finished in the same way. If my Admin (created member of the Administrators group) account should become corrupted, I'd restore a drive image. This I can do from a standard User account.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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