Windows 10: Account removal from a device

Discus and support Account removal from a device in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi everyone, I set up Windows 10 on a my mums laptop and since she didnt have an email address, I used mine. So basically the user 'Mum' on he PC is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by gstevenz, Oct 5, 2021.

  1. gstevenz Win User

    Account removal from a device


    Hi everyone, I set up Windows 10 on a my mums laptop and since she didnt have an email address, I used mine. So basically the user 'Mum' on he PC is linked to my account, so she gets pop-ups whenever I receive an email and the favorites on her internet explorer are my favorites. I have created an email address for her now but how how do I link this to the account 'Mum' and stop my stuff from linking to her account.

    :)
     
    gstevenz, Oct 5, 2021
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  2. Vesao Win User

    Remove account

    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
     
    Vesao, Oct 5, 2021
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  3. Remove Devices

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you are facing issues while removing the device from your Microsoft account as it keeps popping back after removing.



    It could be possible that the device was using OneDrive with the same Microsoft account and that might be the reason you are able to see the device listed under your profile. I would suggest you to remove the device from OneDrive
    and see if that helps.



    You can follow the steps to remove the device from OneDrive.



    1. Login to
      https://onedrive.live.com
      .
    2. Now on the left hand pane click on PC’s.
    3. Now click on the devices that are listed under PC’s and on the right hand side click on
      Remove PC.


    If the issue persists, please get back to us with the results of the troubleshooting steps to assist you further.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Oct 5, 2021
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  4. Account removal from a device

    How to permanently remove laptop device from my Microsoft account

    At this location Add a device to your Microsoft account I found these instructions:

    If you don't use a device but it still appears in your devices list, here's how to remove it:

    • Go to account.microsoft.com/devices, sign in, and find the device you want to remove.
    • Select Show details to see info for that device.
    • Under your device's name, select More actions > Remove.
    • Review your device details, select the check box, I'm ready to remove this device, then select Remove.

    I successfully completed Steps 1 and 2 but could not find Step 3 -
    Under your device's name, select More actions > Remove

    So it seems that these instructions no longer apply.

    I want to remove this laptop from my account because I no longer have it.

    Suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks
     
    Frank.White, Oct 5, 2021
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