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Deleting Users With Admin Privileges

Q: Deleting Users With Admin Privileges

When users with admin privileges have ownership of files and folders, do those files and folders remain, or are they deleted?

This question arises from having tried to copy my primary admin profile to that of a new (backup) admin user. During that tedious and unsuccessful process, I had to change ownership and privileges of a number of folders and files, and now some of my programs are having trouble finding needed files. So rather than wading through everything and changing the settings back, I'd prefer to delete the new admin user -- as long as I won't lose the files.

Does that even make sense? (It's way past my bedtime!)

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A: Deleting Users With Admin Privileges

Make copys of all the files you want to keep or use an admin account and pull the files onto the account you wish to keep then delete the old one. As long as you have a copy that you have privileges to on the account you are going to keep you should be fine, just make sure to keep a copy of all the files that you can get into.
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A:No display when switching users and other times

"There are no secondary monitors or display adapters to disable in device manager. There is, however, two entries in Display Settings-Monitor tab:
1. Hanns.G HI221 D-sub on ATI Radeon HD 4670
2. (Default Monitor) on ATI Radeon HD 4670. I can't see a way to disable the second entry"...

Your ATI video card has at least 2 video output connectors, and maybe even a S-Video out... The second entry is the other video output on the video card. Is your system free of virus or other malware?
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A:Deleting an IRQ?


on boot up look for a message that says

"to enter BIOS press F2 or DEL" or "to enter setup press ...."

In BIOS look for something that says "plug and play OS" and see if its set to yes, if not change it to yes

Windows should and will sort out any IRQ faults by sharing IRQ's.
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Len613 said:

On my desktop computer I dragged my My Documents folder to my flash drive.Click to expand...

That's a new one

Sounds as though you must have created a shortcut to your My Documents folder files
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Next time, only copy\paste the files you actually want to store on your flash drive within My Documents folder

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100C would melt/damage the CPU quickly. Get a better 3rd party cooler
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your answer may be found in this thread HERE Pages 10/11/12 maybe the interesting part for you.

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if someone can help me,contact me

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Your brother may ask DELL for master password to unlock the computer.

maxpaynemafia said:

hello the dell of my brother is blocked with an administrator password, I will to know if it is possible to regulate this problem

the model is dell latitude 110L, the service tag is #204FM1J-595B

who could help me please ??

if someone can help me,contact me

thanks guys and good luckClick to expand...
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Are all the settings correct for the wireless laptop.
encryption method WEP, WPA, WPA2

Does the router even see this new laptop?
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All Dell (and others) BIOS and Admin password removal to this thread only:

--> HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - June 2008)
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read the faqs AND post in the laptop forum. Your answer is already there.
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This subject was briefly mentioned HERE
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Yes this is real easy

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A:WRNG: Dell users: Unmountable boot vol./Plz oh great mods, extend a "hand"

No need to feel like an *****.

First of all you can try using a windows 98 boot disk to boot to your CD. I'm not sure where that will get you, if you don't want to reinstall the OS (and lose everything).

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Service Tag: 2ZJTN91
Express Code: 6503176693

Can you help?
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Take a look at this thread HERE.

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A:Dell Latitude D400 ADMIN Password.

Reset Password


Your right in your assumption, it takes many attempts to short the chip correctly, but it can be done,

Email paragon33 at the address found on my site, he is an expert at these, you could also take a look at this site here.


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Daner said:

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A:Migrate Users from Win2k Server to Samba Server

sandy02 said:


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all 250 ?
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A:Need to set dirty flag - No admin pwd and xp unbootable

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Summarized Request

So far a lot of readers, but no replies. If you don't want to read through all of the background information in the original post, just run the folowing test and report your results in a reply to this topic. I should only take you a few minutes. I would really appreciate your help.

vivona said:

2. It would be very helpful if you would run a simple test if you have an Audigy, or any other SoundBlaster for that matter, and report back here. All you have to do is feed some audio in your line-in connector and begin recording at 16-bit, 48K (make sure of that setting). Increase the audio level until it clips heavily. Stop recording and look at your recorded waveform to verify that it is clipped at 0VU (100% of the possible amplitude). Now, without changing the recording level, change your recording setting to 16-bit, 44.1k and record again. Stop recording and look at the waveform. Does it clip at the same level, 0VU, as the 48k recording, or does it clip at a lower level, about 5 to 10% lower than before?

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I don't own any of these audio products, but it might worth looking at TS's very own soundcard tweaking article here:

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