How to Remove a Built-In Account for Administeringby Chris Loza
In earlier operating systems like Microsoft Windows XP, the built-in administrator account is enabled without a password. This creates a security risk because anyone can simply log in as an administrator. For succeeding operating systems like Windows Vista and Windows 7, this account has been disabled as a default. The "Local Users and Groups" management console shows all the enabled and disabled users of the computer. It provides the option to add and delete users and to reset passwords.
Click "Start" and then click "Run."
Type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotation marks), and press "Enter" to open the "User Accounts" page.
Click the "Advanced" tab.
Click "Advanced" under "Advanced user management."
Click "Users" under "Local Users and Groups."
Right-click "Administrator" and click "Properties."
Check "Account is disabled," click "Apply," and then click "OK."
- close Do not delete the built-in Administrator account because it's an account created out-of-the-box by Microsoft. It has privileges that may not be replicated if the account is deleted and a similar one is created. Microsoft advises to only disable the built-in Administrator account.
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