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    Feb 26, 2007
    Deleting Admin User Account
    I recovered my old laptop that I gave my daughter when she went to college. The only thing I could find was the laptop, however, I do have the original software for the operating system and applications. I purchased a power adapter, plugged it in and found that there is an admin user that I did not create when I first set up the computer. She has no idea who did it, why they did it, nor the passcode to get into it. Therefore, even though I have my admin user account that I set up, I cannot delete this user account due to lack of privilege. So, is there any way to delete this account without having to reinstall everything?

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    Member Since
    Feb 23, 2010
    wondering the same thing too...

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    Sep 09, 2009
    Down Under :D
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    If you are an admin user, all you have to do to delete the other admin account is go to System prefs>accounts. Click the lock to unlock and enter your password, select the unwanted account and click the '-' button under the dialog box to delete it.

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Would encourage you to create a new account with admin privileges prior to deleting the only one on the machine.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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