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Chapter 13. Managing User Accounts > Deleting an Account

Deleting an Account

Each user account consumes a chunk of disk drive space (the amount depends on how much the user stores in the My Documents folder, among other factors) as well as a bit of real estate on the Welcome screen. In addition, every user account is a potential entry point for someone trying to break into your computer. Therefore, you should delete any user accounts that you no longer need. If your spouse no longer needs to use your computer or if the kids have gone off to college, delete the unused accounts.

You can delete any account except one that is currently logged on, and it’s a simple process: In Control Panel, open User Accounts, click the name of the account you want to delete, and then click Delete The Account. You need to be aware of a few wrinkles, however.


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