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User Accounts Can't Delete bad or corrupt account in UAC

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    Posts : 8
    win 8 Pro with media center

    User Accounts Can't Delete bad or corrupt account in UAC


    How to correct user accounts in windows 8 Pro on new HP Pavilion g7 2246nr, I set notebook up using Microsoft account then called Microsoft when problems started, and we decided to switched to a local account. They created a new user account, then copied all my files to it. But I ended up with i administrator account that could not be deleted. that worked but my files are broken up between 3 other user accounts. I spoke with Microsoft to try and consolidate the accounts and they used a command line in cmd, run as an administrator, but it did not finish, or I may have cut it off by accident. I am still working with the system but it has problems. I have reloaded the software 3 times so for. Does any know how to correct the problem without reloading all the software again? Also after setting up sharepoint in Office Pro Plus, it created another administrator account in UAC. I did not think this was going to happen? Right now in the UAC I have two administrator accounts with the sane name, In c:users there 5 with the temp file they created. Does any one know what that command line they attempted to use was to correct and consolidate the user accounts.


    If any one knows how to correct the problem without reloading all the software again. It would be greatly appreciated?

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    I recently had a similar issue where another account was created that i dont want.. I removed the user through the normal channels but the folder was still there and I was denied access to delete it.

    I have a remedy that will definitely delete it but if you say they have the same name, you may remove the wrong one.. How many user accounts total do you have and have access to with name and password?

    I can walk you through to rename it and reboot and see if all is ok and if there is no problem I can walk you through the delete if you cant at that point already...

    If its not urgent lets give it a day or two and see if anyone else has the proper solution instead of the forced solution that I have.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    win 8 Pro with media center


    Thanks, since I posted I used Brinks tutorials, he's done a great job on, and got back to one administrator account in the UAC. I have copied the files to each user name and it is working for now. When I installed office share point it activated the second administrator account, it was the built in account under the same name. I then disabled it. So for so good.
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