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Can't delete a user account! Please help!

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    Can't delete a user account! Please help!

    I just unpacked my new Dell Inspiron two days ago and somehow I have managed to create two user accounts. I found setting up this computer a little confusing and I'm still not sure how I did this.
    The usual and suggested methods for deleting an account don't work (click on users and delete) . Did anyone else have this problem and were you able to delete that second account?
    Thanks so much for your time.

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    Are you trying to delete the Admin? or are you trying to delete a User? Please double check your not logged in as User and trying to delete Admin.

    Let me know.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Quote Originally Posted by mrscostanza View Post
    The usual and suggested methods for deleting an account don't work (click on users and delete) .
    You need to go to Control Panel > Users, and see what kinds of accounts your have. As mentioned above, logon to your administrator account (or the one you prefer if you have two). Be sure all your files, etc., appear in that account. And, use this account to delete the other account.

    User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Jan 2013 at 09:28. Reason: added tutorial link for more information
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Can't delete a user account! Please help!
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