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Thread: User Accounts

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    User Accounts

    How can I get rid of user accounts. There are four user accounts on this computer and I need to clean it up before it's uses primarily for the business.
    Thanks,
    Skyler

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    First of all, what Operating System?

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    user accounts

    Winxp.

    Skyler

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    XP Home or Pro?

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    Home

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    I'm not as sure about home.
    Be carefull not to delete the administrator account?

    Rt click on my computer

    Choose manage

    Choose local users & groups

    Choose users

    Rt Click on the user & delete

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    User accounts

    I forgot, it is the winxp professional version.
    Do you delete the user accounts the same way? This computer is running very slow. Does it have anything to do with it having 4 user accounts?

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    This computer is running very slow. Does it have anything to do with it having 4 user accounts?
    Probably not.
    Please post specs like what processor speed, RAM type and RAM specs. XP likes 512MB or more to really run right. Also spyware and unnecessary services will slow it down a lot!

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    Be VERY carefull not to delete the account with administrative rights or you are pretty well screwed.

    Whay are you interetsted in deleting the accounts. If it's performance based, you will need to post system specs and a detailed description of the problem you are experiencing.

    What is happening?

    Was the computer running ok for a period of time? etc

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    User Accounts

    This computer belongs to our agency. However, it was used by one of our employees who is leaving the company but she had three of her children using it for their personal use. I want to clean it up and get rid of all the info that is not business related. There is spy-ware on it but I will take care of that when I get the computer back to the office.
    Thank you,

    Skyler

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    You should be fine as long as you DO not remove the administrator account.

    You also should remove files inder C:\documents and settings\User Name

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