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    How to make myself administrator in 'used' PC

    Hello All,
    let me start out by saying this is a cool page..lounge..forum...I have been looking for this for a while. So thanks, I am new here, but not new to the networking world. I actually know more about networking than computers....if you can believe that :-)
    My dilema is this: My son gave me his home built PC ( Windows 7 home premium, 64 bit, 8 - gig mem, and core i5 / AMD ) desktop. Works great but
    I basically added myself as a user account with full rights, but when I go into CMD, I see the guts of the PC ( programs, windows, documents, downloads, etc)
    are all under his name. How do I go about making me the only user and getting all that stuff under my username , and deleting his user account ?
    Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide...and I will be glad to assist any that I can ....like i said I know a lot about LAN's. WAN's . firewalls...some Unix, mostly Cisco ! :-)

    Thank you

    Tecsurfer,

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    You could just log in as him and delete your account rather than set up everything for you. All you need to do is change / remove his password.

    cheers, Paul

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    I'm confused. When you say "are all under his name" do you mean that the files are owned by his account or they are located under his profile directory?

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    Go to Control Panel / User Accounts / Manage User Accounts. You can remove his account, or you could choose Properties, and then give him limited access.

    I'd keep his account active and just make it a limited access account. That way, his stuff will remain completely intact and available. Just make sure that there is a password on it.

    When you try to access his stuff logged in as yourself, it will offer you the opportunity to approve the access. Just one extra step.

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    When the programs were installed / files created, they were under your son's user account. If you just use his account you don't need to change anything else.

    cheers, Paul

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