This area of NT and later version Windows seem to get people into trouble as they try to reduce administrators or even accounts to "only one."
"I have a bad feeling about this" when I read such posts as if the owner succeeds and then suffers the old XP CORRUPT PROFILE problem they are without a spare account to get back in.
Be sure of your goals here.
Hi (first post):
Using; Dell GX280, BIOS A07, 2.8 GHz, 512 Mz RAM, 160 GB HD, XP Pro, SP2
When I first booted up the system the administrator was fine and I selected the microsoft (alone) version. Then I rebooted and tried to select the non-microsoft version. The result was the creation of a second administrator. One is the old microsoft version (which blocks a lot of functionality) and the new one ? "administrator.Frank?." which is fine. There is a lot of duplication in the system files for these two systems. The second one works well. It would be nice to somehow reboot and have a clean system without the microsoft administrator ? it is unclear how to do this since I tried once and created the second adminstrator. I am probably rebooting improperly.
Thanks for any comments. Frank (akilo55)