3rd time asking ( I'm a persistent sob )

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by t-4-2, May 3, 2008.

  1. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Everyone
    Someone got to know the answer. I reaaly want to erase the 3 "unknow
    user profiles" ( see screenshot below


    The computer was given to me by my son. He bought it brand new, an
    couldn't tell me anything about those 3 profiles
    I want to get rid of them. If not possible, at least someone tell m
    how did those 3 come to being ??
    My limited understanding of this matter is that those 3 profiles wer
    from user accounts which were since removed. BUT don't they( th
    profiles) also got removed at the same time accounts were removed ?

    |Filename: Capture.JPG
    |Download: http://vista64.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3701
    t-4-2, May 3, 2008
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  2. t-4-2

    Malke Guest

    When I go to that link, I get a message saying that I need to join in order
    to see the content. I'm not going to do this. I'm also not going to
    download anything from an unknown source, even though I don't run Windows
    on this machine.

    If you have user profiles on a "brand new" machine that didn't belong to
    your son or the System, then the machine wasn't "brand new" and you should
    do a clean install of Vista. That's the smartest thing for you to do in any

    Malke, May 3, 2008
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  3. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Malke,
    I didn't give any link, just a screenshot of the user profile to
    illustrate what I mean.Here is the screenshot again.


    |Filename: user profile.JPG |
    |Download: http://vista64.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3702|
    t-4-2, May 3, 2008
  4. t-4-2

    Malke Guest

    As a courtesy to you, I went to that link again (and of course you gave a
    link to the screenshot, else how would you expect anyone to see it?). Again
    I get this message:

    You are not logged in or you do not have permission to access this page.
    This could be due to one of several reasons:

    1. You are not logged in. Fill in the form at the bottom of this page and
    try again.
    2. You may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you
    trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some
    other privileged system?
    3. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your
    account, or it may be awaiting activation.

    And again I say to you that I'm not going to join any forum to look at a
    screenshot. Either put the screenshot up on a different server that doesn't
    require membership or use words to describe the different user accounts
    that you see.

    If those user accounts aren't built-in system accounts, then my advice to
    you is going to be the same anyway: do a clean install of Windows.

    Malke, May 3, 2008
  5. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Malke,
    Thank you for your patience. I'm perplexed! I gave screenshots many,
    many times. What happened to you never happened before. I gave a
    screenshot of my WLM window to one of the moderators who answered my
    post, and he got it alright. That's very strange. I'm using copy/paste.
    Do you see it now?

    t-4-2, May 3, 2008
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    Jim Orson Guest

    Well, I have to tell you that your past posts with screenshots have always
    required joining a group (which I will also not do) just like Malke has
    Jim Orson, May 4, 2008
  7. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Really ? I had no idea! How do I change that? Any suggestion
    Also, did the copy/paste work? Do you see my "user profile window"
    t-4-2, May 4, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    Thanks, Mr. Orson. This way I know I'm not losing my mind (well, not over
    *this* anyway!).

    To "t-4-2" - The reason you aren't asked to join is because you already have
    a membership to that particular website and your browser remembers this.
    Going further with the screenshots is obviously fruitless. Simply *type*
    the names of the user accounts you see into your next post. I'll give this
    thread one more look for that information. If I don't see it, I'm out of

    Again: When you receive a used computer, no matter from whom, it is best
    practice to do a clean install of Windows. Really. End of story.

    Malke, May 4, 2008
  9. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Malke
    Sorry to take up so much of your time. I copied the profile into th
    notepad, and I'm now copy/paste to this post. Hope it works this time

    Name Size Type Status Mo..
    ACCount Unknown 87.2MB Local Local 4
    Account Unknown 233MB Local Local 4
    Account Unknown 84.5MB Local Local 4
    DJCH\Administrator 82.3MB Local Local 4
    DJCH\t-4-2 5.03MB Local Local 4

    [ Delete ] [ Copy To...

    ** the " delete" and "copy to" buttons are greyed out *

    Sorry it's crooked. My original is not crooked
    t-4-2, May 4, 2008
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    SG Guest



    Even though it ask for your email you DO NOT have to put in anything. Just
    upload your pictures and at the bottom copy/paste the the direct link.

    All the best,

    Is your computer system ready for Vista?

    SG, May 4, 2008
  11. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest


    I'm hoping everyone can see the link without being asked to join any
    stupid group!
    If not ,will someone please tell me ? Thank you.
    Mr. Malke, can you see my screenshot now without the other hassle ?

    |Filename: profile.txt |
    |Download: http://vista64.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3709|
    t-4-2, May 4, 2008
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    AB Guest

    Malke is a Lady not a Man :>)

    No I cannot see your link, but on this machine I'm running IE8 Beta, so
    don't know if it's on my end or yours, sorry: <:(
    AB, May 4, 2008
  13. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello SG,
    Thank you for your Imageshack. I have not yet tried it , but thanks.
    t-4-2, May 5, 2008
  14. In UAC the accounts listed are there because someone used
    the computer before you. Possibly son, friend, etc. The way
    to remove is that you create your own account and declare it
    the admin, if that option is presented. If not, you'll need
    to talk with your son and find out his account pass, and
    sign into his account. You will then be able to remove all
    others except system created ones. Then you will be able to
    create your own administration account. Afterwards sign into
    your account and remove his admin account.

    I know its quite complicated, but it is the only way I know
    at present.
    Lester Stiefel, May 5, 2008
  15. t-4-2

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Lester,
    Thank you for your reply. My son swore he had no idea. His is not there
    because I removed it. So, someone "screwed" around with the computer
    before it was sold. I have my admin account set up. That was not a
    problem. Thank you for the input.
    t-4-2, May 5, 2008
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