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Delete XP Built-in guest account

I need to complete remove the built-in Guest account from Windows XP....I know how to disable the account, but I need to know if there is a way to completely remove that account from the machine.  I tried right-clicking the Guest account and hitting Delete from Local Users & Group window, but it's a no-go, get an error message saying built-in accounts cannot be deleted, and I am logged in as an administrator.

I also ran a command prompt as an admin, and used the 'net user guest /delete' command, and same error (System error 1371....cannot perform this operation on built-in accounts)

Any help?
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Well Microsoft discusses the Guest account here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300489

This link http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cant-delete-guest-user-account-149096.html discusses a method to disable the Guest account.  It is fairly well down.  Use at your own risk and note the warning to backup your registry.
Please hava a look at this: Tom's Hardware Forum Windows XP : General Discussion - How to delete the guest account