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The Bard

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My changeover from XP to 7 went relatively smoothly except for some administrator problems. Microsoft recommended setting up a new administrator account (administratornew) and transferring files to it.

I have now ended up with 3 administrator account - the original Xp, the new 7 and administratornew. Unfortunately the last still gives occasional problems with access permissions (mainly on system files) although I have given it full rights. Is there any way to combine all 3?

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Nontek

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I assume you have a Dual boot system (Xp/7), perhaps if you delete the original Xp and 7 Accounts, you might then have just the new one, which you could rename to suit yourself - this might then cure the occasional problems in the new one.

Total guess only though, so first create a new system restore point!

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The Bard

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No, single (7) boot only.

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Nontek

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OK, so delete XP account and if it were me, I would also delete the 'new' account, just leave yourself with one account.

Having done that run Ccleaner, might fix a possible glitch in the Install of 7.

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difarn

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It is always good practice to have more than one administrator account in case one becomes corrupt.

The attached article may help you to better understand Administrator Accounts and permissions.

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