Should one rename the built-in Admin and the built-in Guest accounts


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    Should one rename the built-in Admin and the built-in Guest accounts


    From a security standpoint, should one rename the built-in Admin and the built-in Guest accounts even if they are disabled by default?

    During Windows 10 installation, I already created my own Admin account which is named something else other than Administrator. But the built-in Administrator and Guest accounts are disabled already by default. For extra security, should I rename those even if those are disabled accounts?
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    No, it would achieve nothing.
    - Any hacker can find out the names of all accounts without needing Admin permission to do this so all you would be doing would be putting a minor delaying factor in their way.
    - If any hacker tried to enable these accounts you would be warned by the appearance of an Admin challenge seeking your permission to proceed.

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