In the corporate life, people come and go. When they come, they get a computer with a fancy user account. When they leave, all of there stuff goes with them expect the user account. This can be a problem especially if you are burden with time, and don’t have enough of it to completely wipe and reinstall the operating system. This can be said about community computers that can’t afford a long downtime. The quicker way is to delete the user accounts, even though reinstalling the operating system has a ton of benefits. Here is how to delete user accounts in Windows 7.
If you are not sure what a user account is you can take a look at this Microsoft Website that explains what it is. This page is in a question answer page, just click the links to expand the answers.
Delete User Accounts in Windows 7
First go to your the control panel, you can get there by typing in control panel or going to Start | Control Panel.
Then go to the User accounts and Family Safety Category, if you don’t see it, simply change the view to Category view. Click on Add or remove user accounts
Then double click on the user icon, for me I will chose Fake User.
Click on Delete Account.
Then click Delete Files, this will erase all evidence that the user was even there. That is if unless you want to keep the files. If that is the case click Keep Files then.
Then delete the account by clicking Delete Account.
Sit back and watch it delete the user, it will take a long time depending on how big the user account is.
This is a quicker way to delete users than reinstalling the operating system. While resinstalling the OS is a lot better this will save you some time and give you some time to prepare to reinstall the OS.
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