Remove administrator from Welcome Screen


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Mr doe

I am a administrator, The Welcome screen comes up and Has myself listed
as well as Administrator. I Want No Welcome Screen or a Welcome screen
without Administrator on it .

Win 7 professional.
 
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Dave-UK

Mr doe said:
I am a administrator, The Welcome screen comes up and Has myself listed
as well as Administrator. I Want No Welcome Screen or a Welcome screen
without Administrator on it .

Win 7 professional.
Right-click Computer > Manage > Local Users and Groups > Users
Double-click 'Administrator'
Select 'Account is disabled'.
Click 'Apply' , 'OK'.
Reboot/log off

If your account has no password then you should boot to your desktop.
 
A

Andy

Right-click Computer > Manage > Local Users and Groups > Users
Double-click 'Administrator'
Select 'Account is disabled'.
Click 'Apply' , 'OK'.
Reboot/log off

If your account has no password then you should boot to your desktop.

Whoa!

I don't entirely know what you mean but it sounds like some good magic
worth saving!!!

Thanks,

Andy
 
G

Gordon

Mr doe said:
I am a administrator, The Welcome screen comes up and Has myself listed as
well as Administrator. I Want No Welcome Screen or a Welcome screen
without Administrator on it .

Win 7 professional.
So how come the Administrator account is there in the first place? This
account is disabled BY DEFAULT in both Vista and Windows 7.
Something happened to make it appear. This /might/ be the action of malware
or a virus.
 
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Dave-UK

Andy said:
Whoa!

I don't entirely know what you mean but it sounds like some good magic
worth saving!!!

Thanks,

Andy
From a book I am currently reading:

In Windows NT, 2000, and XP, there was an account named Administrator
that was, by definition, a Computer Administrator account. You may have
noticed that it's nowhere to be seen in Windows 7.
Actually, it's still there, but hidden. There's a good reason for this.
It's disabled by default and hidden on the Welcome screen and even in Safe Mode.
And it requires no password to log on. This was done to provide a way to recover
if you somehow manage to delete the last (other) Computer Administrator account
from your computer. In this case, Windows will automatically enable the
Administrator account so that you can log on (without having to remember a password)
and re-create one or more Computer Administrator accounts, or turn a Standard User
into an Administrator.
(You would then immediately log off and use the restored regular account.)
 
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Gordon

Dave-UK said:
From a book I am currently reading:

In Windows NT, 2000, and XP, there was an account named Administrator
that was, by definition, a Computer Administrator account. You may have
noticed that it's nowhere to be seen in Windows 7.
Actually, it's still there, but hidden. There's a good reason for this.
It's disabled by default and hidden on the Welcome screen and even in Safe
Mode. And it requires no password to log on. This was done to provide a
way to recover
if you somehow manage to delete the last (other) Computer Administrator
account
from your computer. In this case, Windows will automatically enable the
Administrator account so that you can log on (without having to remember a
password)
and re-create one or more Computer Administrator accounts, or turn a
Standard User
into an Administrator.
(You would then immediately log off and use the restored regular account.)
Correct - so my question to the OP (and still not answered) is, what did he
(or someone or something else) do to enable the Administrator Account in the
first place? If he did nothing, then it sounds like malware or a virus to
me...
 
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Dave-UK

Gordon said:
Correct - so my question to the OP (and still not answered) is, what did he
(or someone or something else) do to enable the Administrator Account in the
first place? If he did nothing, then it sounds like malware or a virus to
me...
If malware or a virus had managed to manipulate the hidden Administrator
account in Vista\Win7 then I think it would be all over the web before now.
 
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Gordon

Dave-UK said:
If malware or a virus had managed to manipulate the hidden Administrator
account in Vista\Win7 then I think it would be all over the web before
now.
Well something has happened - it's not overly straightforward to enable the
built-in Administrator account either in Vista or Win 7...
 
M

Mr doe

Mr said:
This is a New install.. NEWly formatted Drive . Windows 7 professional.
The Malware Has to be on Microsofts Win7 DVD if there were one...

Same installation , But Now Both of my DVD burners ( NEW) have
disappeared from win 7... Bios Shows they are reconised . But win7 says
that the driver CDROM.SYS is Corrupted . And TRUSTINSTALLER will not let
me Replace CDROM.SYS Even tho I am the administrator .
I created a Restore point last night before Bed time.

I start up the computer this afternoon and The Optical Drives are not
responding. Win7 Statem says that cdrom.sys is corrupted . Don't know
how this could happeb when the power was shut off to the computer for 13
hours .
I did the restore point I made last night and BOTH OPTICAL drives are
now working .
Win 7 is a nightmare . I feel I should put the Win7 cd Thru my Cd
Shreader and go back to Winxp

Now I know Why There is No Microsoft window 7 newsgroups. The Donot
want The Truth being told to prospective Buyers .
 
M

Mr doe

Gordon said:
So how come the Administrator account is there in the first place? This
account is disabled BY DEFAULT in both Vista and Windows 7.
Something happened to make it appear. This /might/ be the action of
malware or a virus.
This is a New install.. NEWly formatted Drive . Windows 7 professional.
The Malware Has to be on Microsofts Win7 DVD if there were one...

Same installation , But Now Both of my DVD burners ( NEW) have
disappeared from win 7... Bios Shows they are reconised . But win7 says
that the driver CDROM.SYS is Corrupted . And TRUSTINSTALLER will not let
me Replace CDROM.SYS Even tho I am the administrator .
 
D

Dave-UK

Mr doe said:
I created a Restore point last night before Bed time.

I start up the computer this afternoon and The Optical Drives are not
responding. Win7 Statem says that cdrom.sys is corrupted . Don't know
how this could happeb when the power was shut off to the computer for 13
hours .
I did the restore point I made last night and BOTH OPTICAL drives are
now working .
Win 7 is a nightmare . I feel I should put the Win7 cd Thru my Cd
Shreader and go back to Winxp

Now I know Why There is No Microsoft window 7 newsgroups. The Donot
want The Truth being told to prospective Buyers .
But have you removed the Administrator's account from the welcome screen ?
 
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Mr doe

Dave-UK said:
But have you removed the Administrator's account from the welcome screen ?
Before .... I had to remove the administrator again after I did the Restore
 
M

Mr doe

Gordon said:
What is "trustinstaller"?
Go to windows/system32/drivers and just try to Delete or Rename
Cdrom.sys and u will get the Trustinstaller Error .

I did find the setting for trustinstaller Via Help and it has the same
menu's similar to administration rights.. But it was Greek to me .
 
M

Mr doe

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Gordon

And how are you trying to replace this file? Sounds to me like you're not
doing it the right way.
 
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Dave-UK

Gordon said:
What is "trustinstaller"?
It's TrustedInstaller.

In the hierarchy of Vista\Win7 security TrustedInstaller is the top.
The levels are something like:
Guest
User
Administrators
The Administrator
System
TrustedInstaller

Most of the system files are owned by TrustedInstaller and you
change permissions at your peril! You could easily crash the
system. I think that's why the 'Take Ownership' option was
removed from the right-click menu in the final Win7 release.
 
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I see this was partially answered.

1. Log in as the user account
2. In the search at the bottom left from start type in "cmd.exe" wo quotes, right click the application and "run as administrator".
3. Type in "net user administrator /active:no" wo quotes and hit enter
4. You should receive a successful notice.
5. Type "exit"

This worked for me.
 

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