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RonH
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Before I purchased a Windows 7 pc a couple of years ago, I used a Vista pc which is now my lady's ... she only needs basic features but I needed more processor etc grunt for video editing.
I have retained some of my old files on the Vista as just in case 'fallback' and stayed as the 'Administrator', making the additional account for my lady a basic account. I have since also changed her account to Administrator, making it easier for me to do various software updates etc.

Is it OK to have two Administrator type accounts or should I /can I downgrade my account on this pc to a basic account :scratch: I rarely use this pc except for helping out to install update software. Both accounts are password protected.
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Don't see why you can't have two admins?
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You should have two Administrator accounts (perhaps "at least"), because if one administrator profile gets screwed up, you can recover things using the second one.
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I hope that neither of these is the "System Administrator" account that is the one made by the system.

One can have as many as they want that are members of the Admin group, but, there can be ONLY 1 system Administrator account that is made by the system. Even if one was to RENAME this account another can NOT be made.
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DaveA wrote:.. there can be ONLY 1 ...
Just don't start pulling out long swords from your jackets and chopping each others heads off... :grin:
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What responses :evilgrin:
Hey ... I don't even know how to check if I am (in my original account set up) using what you call the 'System Administrator'. Offers?
Certainly my lady's is set as Administrator now in the Control Panel/User Accounts set up which can't be the 'top level' Admin ... can it?

Thanks for inputs
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From memory, in Vista, when you boot into safe mode, you get the option of logging in as system administrator. I haven't got a Vista PC anymore so I can't verify this though.
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Claude wrote:From memory, in Vista, when you boot into safe mode, you get the option of logging in as system administrator. I haven't got a Vista PC anymore so I can't verify this though.
Never done that so I must be a 'normal' Administrator :fanfare:
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