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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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wondering the same thing too...
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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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Would encourage you to create a new account with admin privileges prior to deleting the only one on the machine.

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