Windows 10: Cannot remove devices from Microsoft account

Discus and support Cannot remove devices from Microsoft account in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; There is no Remove Device for a laptop I no longer own. It was my son's and I have him on my family account. I removed him from the family account,... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by ShelleyLevinson, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Cannot remove devices from Microsoft account


    There is no Remove Device for a laptop I no longer own. It was my son's and I have him on my family account. I removed him from the family account, but that didn't fix it. He's back on my Microsoft family account, but the laptop was wiped so I didn't think it would be linked to my family account anymore.

    :)
     
    ShelleyLevinson, Nov 26, 2018
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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:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, Nov 26, 2018
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  3. Brink Win User
    Unknown devices on my Microsoft account


    Hello Flemmingk, Cannot remove devices from Microsoft account :)

    Could these other devices be from friends that you may have signed in to your Microsoft account on for something?

    Either way, you can remove these devices.

    *Arrow Microsoft Account - Remove Devices User Accounts Tutorials

    Afterwards to be safe, I would recommend to change the password of your Microsoft account, and enable two-step verification if you haven't already.

    Change Password of Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification User Accounts Tutorials
     
    Brink, Nov 26, 2018
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  4. flemmingk Win User

    Cannot remove devices from Microsoft account

    Unknown devices on my Microsoft account


    Thanks Brink
    I get different reactions every time I try to delete a device, but the result is that I cannot remove the devices.
    I'll go back to local accounts and delete the Microsoft account.
    I changed to Microsoft account because I wanted to use the Continue on PC feature. This feature doesn't work so I think that I'll just forget about it.
    Thanks for your interest.
     
    flemmingk, Nov 26, 2018
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