Two administrators, only want one


  1. Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    Two administrators, only want one


    I deleted the Windows.old folder and ever since when I log in my login page has an added administrator account along with my normal login/administrator.

    Can I just delete the new administrator and move on, or is this a deeper problem?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 6,917
    windows 10
       #2

    You can remove it or disable it Safer to disable first and wait a week before you delete it

    From Admin Tools
    • Hold the Windows Key while pressing “R” to bring up the Windows Run dialog box.
    • Type “lusrmgr.msc“, then press “Enter“.
    • Open “Users“.
    • Select “Administrator“.
    • Uncheck or check “Account is disabled” as desired.
    • Select “OK“.
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  3. Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I solved it with, used a script command in Command Prompt as administrator...
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  4. Posts : 12,429
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #4

    Care to share more with the solution you used?
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  5. Posts : 24,631
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    baldyfeathers said:
    I solved it with, used a script command in Command Prompt as administrator...
    Was it Option One, Step 5 in this tutorial?

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    yes, that is the command line I used...executed with command prompt running as administrator logged in my original user account/admin. The second administrator account just appeared out of nowhere. The following command got rid of it. Now when I log in to my computer, only the original administrator (me) shows at login.....I am the only user on this computer, we have three others that are acting normally...


    net user administrator /active:no
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  7. Posts : 24,631
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    baldyfeathers said:
    ...command got rid of it. Now when I log in to my computer, only the original administrator (me) shows at login....
    The Administrator account is disabled by default. It's not clear how yours got enabled, just deleting windows.old should not have done it.

    Actually, it's a good idea to have at least one more administrator account available, a useful way in if you ever get locked out of your main account. Though that would be best served by creating another local administrator account, not by enabling Administrator. All my machine have two administrator accounts, just in case.
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