How to Remove a Microsoft Account from Your Windows 10 PC?

Do you want to remove your Microsoft account from your Windows 10 computer? As a user, you already knew Windows 10 has a login screen by default, which needs to be manually turned off in case you don’t think you need it.

Sometimes, you may want to delete a user profile (most of the user profiles are linked to Microsoft account on Windows 10). In this article, you are going to find how to delete or remove the Microsoft account you don’t want from your computer.

Remove a Microsoft Account from Your Windows 10 PC

You can perform the action through different methods, of all you will find here. Just go through each step we have given under every method and then, you can decide which one to stick to.

Method 1:  Using Windows 10 Settings

You know Windows 10 has a dedicated Settings option apart from the control panel, don’t you? Here, we are going to use it in order to remove the Microsoft account from your computer.

Step 1: First, you need to hit the Win key or press the start button. Right above the power button, you can spot the Settings icon. Just click on it. (You should be signed into the computer using a local administrative account).

Step 2: Among all the options, you will see one, named Accounts. Click on the same to move on to the next step.

Step 3: On the left panel, the windows display a few options, of which you need is Family & other users.

Step 4: Under Other users, you can see all the accounts your computer has. Carefully, select the account you want to delete and then, hit Remove icon given at the bottom-left corner.

Step 5: Your computer will ask you whether you are sure you want to delete the account and data or not. If you think you will have no regrets doing it, just opt for Delete account and data.

Method 2: Using Control Panel

A Windows user doesn’t need anybody to introduce him/her to the control panel as it has been serving as a toolbox for the OS since long. In this method, we use Control Panel to delete the Microsoft account from your computer.

Step 1: Hit Win key+ X simultaneously to get the WinX menu. Anyone can easily access Control Panel from the same menu as you can see in the image given below.

Step 2: Once you get there, you must click on User accounts. In case you face any difficulty spotting the option, use the search field to stumble upon the same.

Step 3: You see many options both on the left panel and the main window. From the main window, you should go with Manage another account option.

Step 4: At this step, you will see all the accounts present on your system. Select the one you want to eliminate from your computer.

Step 5: Finally, hit Delete the account. The computer will ask you whether you want to keep your files or not. You can choose to go with any option no matter what.

Method 3: Using netplwiz

Are you familiar with the Run dialogue box? Even though Windows 10 doesn’t have a special position for it, we can still access the box with the most popular command.

Step 1: As you read above, we need to access the Run dialogue box. For that, either you can press Win key+ R or you will have to search for Run in the start menu.

Step 2: Once the box gets itself appeared before you, type netplwiz into the field and hit the Enter key.

Step 3: After the above action, you will see a new wizard named User accounts. It will display all the user accounts attached to the computer right beneath Users for this computer.

Step 4: As you might have guessed, the first thing you should do is selecting the account you don’t want to have on the computer anymore.

Step 5: After selecting the account, you need to hit the Remove button (the second one in the row). {You can use the same wizard to add or manage accounts too}.


Step 6: Just like any sensitive action we perform on the computer, it will ask you to confirm your choice. Simply, click Yes. There you go!

Wrapping Up

I hope you know how to remove a Microsoft account from your Windows 10 computer. You must know that it’s impossible to eliminate an account from a computer given only one is available on it. One must need multiple accounts and login from local administrator accounts to successfully delete accounts.

What do you think? Have you followed any method given here? Do let us know in case you face any issues while trying to delete an account by following our methods. Don’t forget to share if you have an easy method too.

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