How do I delete Administrator Account in WIndows 7

I just upgraded Windows Vista to Windows 7 on an Acer Laptop. I want to delete the Administrator account from the User Accounts but can't. I have carefully followed the instructions but when I select the Administrators Account there is no option to delete it. Note: There are 2 User Accounts: one under my first name and the other is Administrator. Both were originally created under Vista and the I had to run a Command to create the Administrator account -- maybe this has something to do with not now being able to delete it from the Control Panel.

Thanks for the help.

 

Question Info


Last updated November 1, 2018 Views 79,060 Applies to:
Answer
fwhite wrote:
> I just upgraded Windows Vista to Windows 7 on an Acer Laptop. I want to delete
> the Administrator account from the User Accounts but can't.


That's correct. The built-in Administrator account CANNOT be deleted.

The standard security practice is to rename the built-in Administrator
account, set a strong password on it, and use it only to create another
accounts for regular use, reserving the Administrator account as a "back
door" in case something corrupts your regular account(s).



--

Bruce Chambers

ou:
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
killed a great many philosophers.
~ Denis Diderot
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. -- RAH

5 people were helped by this reply

·

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.