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5 Ways to Delete Administrator Account on Windows 7/Mac without Password

author_icon Ronnie Barnes time_icon Last updated: Jul 16, 2019 06:45 pm tips_icon Windows 7

Do you have more than one administrator's account on Windows? Or do you have an administrator account that you think could be compromised and you're looking to delete it? Well, deleting or removing an administrator account can be as easy as removing a standard account. But we feel we must warn you that you will likely lose all or most of the data on the account when you delete it. So, while we are going to share with you the various ways to delete an administrator's account, it is important that you begin by creating a backup of all the data on your account before you delete it.

Here are some of the ways you can try to delete administrator account without password.

1. Using Control Panel

If you can access your computer, you can transfer the administrator rights to another account and delete the original one. Here's how to do that:

Step 1: Open the Control panel on Windows and under "User Accounts" click on "Change Account Type".

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Step 2: In the next window, select your "User Account" (not the administrator account).

Step 3: Click on "Change Account Type" and select "Administrator" to change the user account into an administrator account. Finally, click on "Change Account Type".

Step 4: Now go back to "Manage Accounts" and select "Delete Account" to delete the administrator account.

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2. From Local Users and Groups

This is a good way to disable your Administrator account and keep it hidden. If you would rather disable the account than delete it, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Go to the Control Panel and click on "System and Security". Select "Administrative Tools > Computer Management".

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Step 2: Click on "Local Users and Groups" on the left pane to expand the drop-down list.

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Step 3: Double-click on Administrator to open the "Administrator Properties" popup window. Select "Account is Disabled" and click OK.

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3. From Local Security Policy

You can also use this method to disable your administrator account, but it is a little technical.

Step 1: Click on the "Start" menu on your Windows computer and then enter "secpol.msc" in the search function. Right click on the result and then choose to "Run as Administrator".

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Step 2: On the left panel of the window that opens, click on "Local Policies > Local Security Policies" and in the right panel look for "Account: Administrator account status".

Step 3: Click on "Account: Administrator account status" to open it and then click on "Disabled".

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Restart Windows 7 and your administrator account will be disabled.

4. Using Windows Password Remover Tool (100% Working)

If you are unable to access your computer and you want to delete the administrator account, the best solution in this case would be Passper WinSenior. Passper WinSenior is a professional Windows Password recovery tool that can be useful in helping you reset Windows passwords in case you can't access your account, remove the password on your Windows account when you forget it, easily create a new user account or delete a user account.

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The following is a simple guide to help you delete a Windows 7 administrator account using Passper WinSenior:

Step 1: If you can't access your computer, the first step is to create a bootable disk using WinSenior that will allow you access into the boot menu. To do this, install WinSenior on an accessible computer and insert a CD/DVD or USB flash drive into the computer. Click "Create" to begin the process.

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Step 2: Once the burning process is complete, eject the bootable disc from the computer and insert it into your locked computer. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to enter the boot menu on your computer.

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Step 3: In the resultant window, click on "Delete Windows Account" and then click on "Next" to continue.

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Select the Windows account you would like to delete and then click "Next".

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Click "Delete" and the program will notify you when the account has been deleted.

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5. How to Delete Admin Account on Mac without Password

You can delete an administrator account on Mac without password if you have at least one other administrator account. Here's how to delete it:

Step 1: Log in to your Mac using another administrator account (not the one you want to delete). If you are already logged into the account you wish to delete, log out from the Apple menu.

Step 2: Once logged in to the right account, right-click on "System Preferences" in the dock and then select "Users & Groups". This will allow you to see all your Mac accounts.

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Step 3: Click on the golden padlock icon and enter the password for the account you are currently using and then press Enter.

Step 4: Click on the administrator account you want to delete in the user list and then click on "-" to see additional options. Click on "Delete the Home Folder" or "Erase Home Folder Securely" to safely erase the data.

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Step 5: Click "OK" to complete the process.

The above are all the options you have when you want to delete an administrator account on Windows or Mac without password. Passper WinSenior presents the best and easiest option to choose especially when you are having problems with the administrator account and can't access Windows or the files and data on your computer.

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By Ronnie Barnes to Windows 7

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 ( Updated: Jul 16, 2019 )

Ronnie Barnes, a blogger with more than 5-year experience in writing tips about password recovery for Windows and office files.