Windows 10: Removing the primary User and adding another

Discus and support Removing the primary User and adding another in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I bought my wife a new notebook and I am configuring her previous system. I want to remove her User name and all associated data, and add my name as... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by PapaRuss80, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Removing the primary User and adding another


    I bought my wife a new notebook and I am configuring her previous system. I want to remove her User name and all associated data, and add my name as the primary User. I cannot just do a rename, for that does not work. How do I do this properly?

    :)
     
    PapaRuss80, Mar 3, 2019
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  2. Removing a "hidden" user and user files

    Thanks for your patience. I was able with "Net User" to remove the left over user. It no longer appears when I invoke Net User.

    Now for the user's folder which remains behind. After performing the series of steps that you suggested, I attempted to delete this folder. The result again was an error message about permission
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    "Administrators" appears on the list in the list of advanced security.
     
    RobertOBollinger, Mar 3, 2019
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  3. Vesao Win User
    Remove account


    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, Mar 3, 2019
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  4. Louie Del Win User

    Removing the primary User and adding another

    Adding User Errors

    Hi,

    The error message that you’ve encountered can be caused by an invalid or corrupted registry keys. You may also get the same error when your computer shuts down
    unexpectedly. To learn more about your concern with adding a user, we’d like to ask the following questions:

    • Are you also getting the error when you add a user?
    • Were there any changes or updates made on your computer prior to the issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so for to resolve your concern?

    In the meantime, we suggest that you run the System File Checker tool. This will scan and restore the corrupted system files on your device. Check this
    article
    for the steps.

    We’ll wait for your response.
     
    Louie Del, Mar 3, 2019
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