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Removing an administrator account

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    Removing an administrator account


    I signed into my new HP laptop with the account I had for windows 8 on my desktop. This account is now the administrator for my laptop. I do not want to keep the laptop and I want to remove the account from the laptop. I've followed many instructions but cannot delete the account as it doesn't give me the option to delete this account.
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Jan 2014 at 22:30. Reason: removed broken image

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    Hello John, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since you are not keeping the laptop, it may be best just to do a factory recovery to restore Windows 8 back to default. You can then set it up with a dummy local administrator account with no password instead.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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Removing an administrator account
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