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Discus and support Why everytime i reinstall windows do i have to delete my admin account and recreate it with... in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello, I discovered i was potentially not the real administrator of my pc's. I had to delete my admin account and recreate an account with the same... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Arnaud4440, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Why everytime i reinstall windows do i have to delete my admin account and recreate it with...


    Hello,


    I discovered i was potentially not the real administrator of my pc's.


    I had to delete my admin account and recreate an account with the same name to be administrator of the system. the user folder contains now the name of the account and .DESKTOP-ABCDEFG for example. So, for example, my user folder is now Arnaud.DESKTOP-ABCDEFG


    Is it a virus or Something more serious? What can i do to get rid of this virus?


    Can someone help me on this matter?


    with kind regards,


    Arnaud

    :)
     
    Arnaud4440, Apr 25, 2019
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  2. 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, Apr 25, 2019
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  3. kenkickr Win User
    Deleting User Accounts

    If you can access the admin account through safe mode then all you have to do to remove the other account passwords is go into User Accounts in the control panel and either delete the accounts or, I'm not sure, remove the account passwords.
     
    kenkickr, Apr 25, 2019
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  4. lynnmay10 Win User

    Why everytime i reinstall windows do i have to delete my admin account and recreate it with...

    Go Back Windows 7 - error - must delete admin account

    HI

    Again I appreciate your effort to assist - but sadly again this does not solve my situation

    I have time left on my 30 days - the return to windows 7 option is working but stops at the point of getting ready telling me I have to delete the Admin account (I apparently created this as a part of the upgrade process)

    None of the instructions given allow me to - I have deleted the account in the family & other users section

    There is no option to delete the admin account (that I can see)

    I was given these as alternative suggestions - but they don't work either

    Method 2

    Please go to the registry editor and do the following steps:

    • Click +, to open run command. Type "regedit" and click enter.
    • Create a back of the registry. Click on Hkey and go to the File Tab, press Export and save it to your desired your location.
    • Go to the provided path HKey_LocalMachine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
    • In the profile list you will find a few SID's please find the one related to the deleted user account and delete it.
    To know which sid is related to the User Account you wish to delete just go to a particular S-1-5series and on the right side look for ProfileImagePath, you will notice c:/users/User_Account_Name.

    - when I highlight the account the delete button is greyed out

    Method 3:

    If you have enabled Built in admin account, please follow the steps below to disable Built in admin.



    • Press Windows + X key.
    • From the jump menu select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type net user administrator /active:no and hit enter.
     
    lynnmay10, Apr 25, 2019
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