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how to remove account from windows 7?

Answer

  1. Start button in the search box.
  2. Type user accounts > Enter.
  3. Click Manage another account.
  4. Click the account you want to delete > left side.
  5. Click Delete this account > Choose Delete Files, or Keep Files > click Delete Account.

To delete a user account, click on the start button and then click Control Panel. On the Control panel, under User Accounts and Family Safety, click “Manage another account” icon. Click on Users and Groups tab of the new window that opens up. Now you can see all users including Guest who will be created during installation of Windows 7. To delete an account, select it (by clicking on it) from the list below and click Delete selected user account(s). If you want to create a new user instead, replace ‘delete’ with ‘add’ in above step 5.

I have forgotten my password for my administrator account how do I reset it?

For windows XP follow these steps:

1. Click on Start, and then click Run.

2. Type in ‘regedit’ (without the quotes) and click OK to open up registry editor window.

3. In left pane of new window that opens, double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder or simply click on it once if you are using 64 bit OS because 32 bit programs are stored in %system32%\ folder in which case HKEY_CURRENT_USER is not present by default while still editing the same as above registry key files of any program. If the path appears different for you than mentioned earlier replace HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE with %systemroot%\ or %system32%\.

4. When you are in the new window that opens, click on Edit ‘String Value’ icon and then under “Value data:” textbox type in the name of one program whose regedit you have opened. The registry would display only keys/values which start with the path provided for value name as mentioned above. Copy the whole key path starting from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to end then paste it after %windir%\system32 on same regedit window (without quotes). Save your changes against this new string value by selecting Yes when asked Are you sure? Then quit out of Registry Editor by clicking File -> Exit.

Restart your computer and then press F8 again. You will see Windows Advanced Option Menu from where you need to select Safe mode with command prompt option. Under command line open up a new window by typing in ‘regedit’ (without quotes). Now the registry editor should not open up new regedit window instead, it would be the last opened. Do step 3 & 4 as mentioned above for this registry key file too and delete all such values that are created earlier by you at your own risk of course. Restart the computer once you are done with deleting keys/values regarding regedit or simply restart pressing F4 when prompted whether you want to restart normally or into safe mode which I believe is faster approach than reloading Win XP completely.


For Windows Vista or Windows 7 follow these steps:

1. Click on Start, and then click Run. Type in ‘regedit’ (without the quotes) and click OK to open up registry editor window. In left pane of new window that opens, double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder or simply expand it once if you are using 64 bit OS because 32 bit programs are stored in %system32%\ folder in which case HKEY_CURRENT_USER is not present by default while still editing the same as above registry key files of any program. If the path appears different for you than mentioned earlier replace HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE with %systemroot%\ or %system32%.

2. When you are in the new window that opens, click on Edit ‘String Value’ icon and then under “Value data:” textbox type in the name of one program whose regedit you have opened. The registry would display only keys/values which start with the path provided for value name as mentioned above. Copy the whole key path starting from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to end then paste it after %windir%\system32 on same regedit window (without quotes). Save your changes against this new string value by selecting Yes when asked Are you sure? Then quit out of Registry Editor by clicking File -> Exit.

Restart your computer and then press F8 again. You will see Windows Advanced Option Menu from where you need to select Safe mode with command prompt option. Under command line open up a new window by typing in ‘regedit’ (without quotes). Now the registry editor should not open up new regedit window instead, it would be the last opened. Do step 3 & 4 as mentioned above for this registry key file too and delete all such values that are created earlier by you at your own risk of course. Restart the computer once you are done with deleting keys/values regarding regedit or simply restart pressing F4 when prompted whether you want to restart normally or into safe mode which I believe is faster approach than reloading Win Vista/7 completely.

For Windows 8:

1. Open ‘Run’ command box by pressing Win+R put regedit in Run dialogue box and click OK to open registry editor window. In left pane of new window that opens, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and if present expand it once again because 32 bit programs are stored in %system32%\ folder in which case HKEY_CURRENT_USER is not present by default while still editing the same as above registry key files of any program. If the path appears different for you than mentioned earlier replace HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE with %systemroot%\ or %system32%.

2. When you are in the new window that opens, click on Edit ‘String Value’ icon and then under “Value data:” textbox type in the name of one program whose regedit you have opened. The registry would display only keys/values which start with the path provided for value name as mentioned above. Copy the whole key path starting from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to end then paste it after %windir%\system32 on same regedit window (without quotes). Save your changes against this new string value by selecting Yes when asked Are you sure? Then quit out of Registry Editor by clicking File -> Exit

3. Restart your computer and press Win+X menu key now from anywhere on the Desktop

and then click Command Prompt (Admin) option to open up command prompt in Administrator mode. Now type in ‘regedit’ and press Enter. Registry editor window would open up as administrator but you still need not run it as such because of following reason:

4. Under command line open up a new window by typing in regedit and hit Enter. The registry editor should still be running under Administrator mode now unlike earlier described windows XP/Vista or 7 which require switching off the admin status because they are no longer 32 bit programs even though they do run on 64 bit OS by default while you are editing registry files of same which now work for all versions of Windows from Vista onwards including XP, though only through Safe Mode.

5. Now here is the difference from way it works for Windows Vista/7: For XP to work differently, you need not create any new registry files at all but simply change the access permissions of existing ‘regedit’ program executable just like you did in case of other programs as described above. Right click on regedit and then click Properties -> Compatibility tab and check Run this program as an administrator option which would automatically put required code in Registry Editor window’s autoexec.bat file itself allowing user to open up 64 bit registry files freely through 32 bit regedit without administrator rights even while working with Windows XP login screen by default (Not that I tried or knows how to do such thing.

how to remove account from windows 7?

1. Start button in the search box.
2. Type user accounts > Enter.
3. Click Manage another account.
4. Click the account you want to delete > left side.
5. Click Delete this account > Choose Delete Files, or Keep Files > click Delete Account.

How do I remove a user from Windows 7 Ultimate?

Click Account > Family & other users in the left pane of the Accounts window. In the right pane of the window, click on Other users to see accounts you can delete.

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