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How to delete user account in xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by yobobski, Sep 29, 2007.

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  1. yobobski

    yobobski Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I would like to ask how to delete an admin user account that keeps on appearing every time i reboot the computer, even if i already deleted it in the control panel. Is it done through regedit?

    Thanks a lot guys.


    yobobski
     
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  3. yobobski

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    Thanks Tony007,

    But I already tried that one. I even tried to disable the administrator account but everytime i reboot the computer, that new account (an admin account) always reappear. I also tried changing the logon screen to classic view but failed also. It seem something is triggering the creation of this account on reboot.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Frank4d

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    You can hide accounts on the Welcome screen, but requires editing the registry. Improperly editing the registry can ruin your whole life, so use caution.

    Open regedit and navigate to HKEY\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\Userlist

    Right click the username you want to remove from the Welcome screen, then Modify, and change the Dword value to 0.
     
  5. yobobski

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    Thanks Frank4d,

    Which account should I modify? There are 3 names with values: IUSR_, IWAM_ and VUSR_ presented in that order.

    Do you mean this procedure will only hide the account and not completely delete it?
     
  6. Frank4d

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    None of those. Those are special accounts that should normally be hidden from the Welcome screen and should show the data as 00010000. Does the account you want to hide show up in that registry key?
     
  7. yobobski

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    No, the account that I want to delete isn't there.
     
  8. yobobski

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    To a very kind soul here... Please help..

    Thanks in advance..
     
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    What id the account name?
     
  10. Frank4d

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    Let's try again, but adding the user account to the list:

    Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\Userlist. Click in the right pane New > Dword value and name the value the same as the account you want to hide (case matters I think), then assign it a value of 0. Log off and back on to see if it works.

    (I tried it and it works here).
     
  11. Frank4d

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    On second thought after clicking the link, this is not something I wish to help further with:

     
  12. yobobski

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    Thanks. But what I am pleading is how to disable the account created, not disabling passwords or bypassing it. My intention actually when I tried it was to reset the administrator account of my computer. And it did. The problem now is how to disable it because a new admin account with no password was created for my computer.
     
  13. Frank4d

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    This thread would actually be OK to continue if you or a Mod would delete the name of the application file in post #10 and the link to it in post #12.
     
  14. Triple6

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    I just removed the two posts dealing with that application, post can stay open.
     
  15. Frank4d

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    Does the advice in (new) post #10 work?
     
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