How can I delete a locked user account in Windows?

Bob Scott March 31, 2012

I bought a used laptop of fantastic spec. The guy I bought it off formatted the harddrive and re-installed windows for me.

I understand he formatted it but his name still appears in the users register, it’s locked and I can’t remove it. This is also preventing me from any Homegroup network sharing.I can’t get to see my movies on my big tv.

I’d appreciate any advice on this, I don’t really want to re-install Windows again, and it didn’t seem to work the first time anyway.


  1. Granit
    August 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I cant`back in Administrator (User Account)
    When I do to disabled other account I can`t.
    when I want to disabled filed on ( the following error occurred while attempting to save properties for user SUPPORT_38........

  2. hiba rasheed
    May 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    i waana deactivat my account coz sum1 use my account without my permission....

  3. sisay Tadesse
    May 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    how can i open the locked face book

  4. S.santhu
    May 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm


  5. pal malik
    April 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

    this is my facebook account,now i want to delete this account

  6. 1hegame
    March 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

    You haven't provided your windows name. But if you're administrator on your system you can delete other account easily.
    If you use XP then other user may also have been saved as Admin. in your system. I'm in doubt here
    If you use vista or 7 then press 'Start' button and click the icon shown at top. Browse around there and you most probably can find the way to delete it.

    • Bob Scott
      March 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm

       Thanks but it's W7 and I can't remove it still.


  7. ha14
    March 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

    1)Open the Start menu, and type lusrmgr.msc
    2)In the left pane, select Users
    3)In the right pane under the Name column, double click on the locked out
    user account
    4)Uncheck the Account is locked out box, and click on OK

    Delete a User
    1)type user accounts into the Start search bar and hit Enter
    2)click on Manage another account
    3)Select the user account you want to get rid of
    4)Click delete
    5)option to keep the user files will be shown, if you do not want then delete

    • Bob Scott
      March 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm

       Thanks guys, Windows7 home premium is what I have.
      It doesn't allow me to use the   lusrmgr.msc
      Thanks for your help anyway.
      Will remember this for W7 Ultimate that I have though

      • ha14
        March 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm

        so you have windows 7 home premium and yes  lusrmgr.msc is NOT available under Windows 7 Home Premium.

        pressing Windows + R and typing. netplwiz or netplwiz.msc

        net localgroup
        net user ACCOUNTNAME /delete

        • Bob Scott
          March 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm

           Thanks very much, sorted...cheers

    • Garcia Marlene
      June 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      I wanna deteld my Facebook pls now i am forget lost password damn can me text?

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