I am helping an online friend whip his old Dell Dimension 8200 back into
shape, using Teamviewer. He's one of those users who thinks he knows
more about computers than he does. :-)
I am also slowly changing his bad habits, but to do so, we need to change
the way he is been using the user accounts he created. He is the only
user of the computer.
XP Home, fully updated w/ MS Update installed.
Somehow, and I do not know how, he is managed to get two accounts
intermingled/intermixed, I am not sure of a good word to describe it.
Currently, there are 3 accounts on the machine, two he created and one I
I want to delete the two accounts he created, but XP will not let me.
With all 3 user account profiles "active", i.e. they show up as being on
the computer at the login screen, if you enter one of the accounts, then
open Task Manager and click on the Users tab, only two of the three
accounts are listed. One is mine, and that account I am not worried about.
All his data is safely copied to a separate partition (temp partition
just for this purpose) so loss of his data is not an issue. He'll
probably have to rebuild his Dell Imaging (OEM software) database, but
I am not worried about that.
What's the easiest and quickest way to delete the two accounts he
created since XP seems to simply lock up?
I do not want to ask him to reinstall XP, he is already done that once,
and I am sure it will not go over well. On the flip side of that, we
finally got Verizon to acknowledge they had a connection problem that is
now fixed, so it might not be that difficult of a sell. :-) As part
of "spiffing" up his computer, I got all his data from C:\ to another
partition, so no worry about losing any data there.
I have not yet Googled this problem, got my own irons in the fire that
I have got to get to! LOL
Mac OS X 10.6.8