Can I have just ONE user profile?



In System Properties/Advanced I see that I have these User Profiles:
Name Size Type Status Modified
Account Unknown 800 KB Local Local 24/02/2002
TERRY\Administrator 871 KB Local Local 24/02/2002
TERRY\Terry Pinnell 3.13 GB Local Local 254/02/2002

It's just me using the system. And, FWIW, at boot up the login process
is bypassed (I set that up somehow - bit vague now).

So, do I need any more than *one* user profile? If so, which one? Can
I just delete the other two? Or do I have to do anything special to
preserve my Administrator status?

I'm hoping I *can* simplify to one profile (= one account?). For one
thing that will avoid thinking unnecessarily about 'multiple users',
'permissions', etc. Life's complex enough. (Why couldn't MS have
offered a 'Single User' switch?) But hopefully it will also clear up
my Startup programs, which somehow have several duplicate entries
under Startup (User) and Startup (Common). Despite several posts here
and elsewhere I've never managed to understand that or fix it.

Finally, very early in my XP life, I think I may have deleted one user
profile. Is there anything obvious and/or significant missing from
that list of 3 profiles please? I vaguely recall 'Default'...?

Terry, West Sussex, UK


OSNN Senior Addict
Dec 3, 2001
Well you do only have one user account setup, the other is the Administrator account. The remnants of the deleted user account may be the result of not properly deleting that account. I'm not sure how you would totally delete that account but if it is not causing any problems I would just leave it alone. You need to keep the Administrator account and your user account.

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