PC Doctor January 16, 2013

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Dear PC Doctor,

My parents gave me a new laptop computer for Christmas.  It came loaded with Windows 8, which I am still getting used to it.  My problem however is that my dad set it up with his Windows account (he just used his Hotmail email and password) so he could charge it and get it ready to give to me.  Now that I'm the only person that's going to use it, I can't figure out how to create my own account and delete my dad's account from the computer.  How do I do this?

         Thanks, Wesley

Dear Wesley,

Start off by opening up the Control Panel.  The easiest way to do that is by moving your mouse down to the bottom left corner of the screen.  This will open the Search charm where you can type in “Control Panel” to open the Control Panel.

From there click on “More Settings” at the very bottom of the scroll window.  This will open a new window for Control Panel.  Under User Accounts and Family Safety click “Add or remove user accounts”.  If you haven't yet, follow the instructions to create a new user account using your information.  Be sure to make this account an Administrator account.  Afterwards, log into your new account and make your way back to the Control Panel.  This time under Add or remove user accounts, select your father's account and then click Delete the Account.  A new window will appear to ask if you want to keep this user's files.  Choose your preference then click Delete Account to confirm your decision.

         Good luck! PC Doctor

Until next time… happy computing