Delete an old user/administrator

Buy computer of chris. He is still listed as a user account, and jim appears as an administrator. all records pertaining to jim also come under users/chris. I would like to remove chris but that removes also me (Jim)

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Create a new administrator account and to treat the situation as a corrupted profile. To fix this use http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile. Use copy and not move to transfer files.

Once this is done, you should have a new account administrator with all your files and folders (and they should not be linked to any other account).  At that point, the other two accounts are no longer needed and can be deleted.  I would create and then at least 2 emergency administrator accounts (one for use on a daily basis and the other on the case where something happens to the first).  Once the other accounts are deleted, you can rename your account back to Jim and you should be set.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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