Windows 10: Deleting a user on a PC

Discus and support Deleting a user on a PC in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have 3 PC's set up in the same way with Windows 10 and office 365. I can acces all my e-mails and files on any one of them. On of the PC's is not... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Torbjørn Schou, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Deleting a user on a PC


    I have 3 PC's set up in the same way with Windows 10 and office 365.

    I can acces all my e-mails and files on any one of them.

    On of the PC's is not frequently in use, and I would like to give this PC to my grandchild JONATHAN.


    My question is:

    how do I remove myself as user, and at the same time remove all my files and my e-mail account with e-mails from this PC only?

    My plan is:

    enter Setup/accounts/Family and users/ add users and add JONATHAN as administrator

    Create MS account for JONATHAN

    enter JONATHAN

    enter Setup/accounts/Family and users/ and delte my user


    As I understand Windows will then delete my user, including my files on this PC and my e-mails and connection to my e-mails.


    In my Office subscription I've got 5 Office instances.


    Will the Office instance on the PC remain, after deleting my user?
    Will all connections to my e-mails and files disappear on JONATHAN's PC?

    Do I have to uninstall Office (incl OneDrive), and re-install Office (incl OneDrive) on JONATHAN's PC ?


    I will still want to connect to my files, and e-mails uninterrupted on the other PC's I've got including my Surface and phones.


    Is this plan the way to go?

    :)
     
    Torbjørn Schou, Jan 25, 2019
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  2. How to delete local user accounts on Windows 10?

    Hi Marvin,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about delete the multiple user accounts on your device. We will help you with this issue.

    Try few of the below troubleshooting steps to delete local user account and check if it helps.

    Note: When you want to delete a user account from your computer:


    • You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to delete a user account.

    • You will not be able to delete a user account that is currently signed in. You will need to sign out the user first.

    • Be sure to always have at least one enabled administrator account on the PC to avoid not being able to perform actions that require administrator rights.

    Step 1: Steps to Remove a User Account in Settings



    • Press Windows
      key, click on Settings.

    • Click on Account, click on
      Family and other users.

    • Select the user you want to delete under
      Other users and click on Remove.

    • Accept the UAC (User Account Control) prompt.

    • Select Delete account and data if you wish to delete account and the data and follow onscreen instructions.
    OR

    Step 2: Steps to Delete a User Account in Command Prompt


    • Press Windows + X keys from the keyboard, select
      Command Prompt (Admin).

    • Type net user and hit Enter
      to list the user accounts on your device.

    • Type net user "User account
      " /delete and hit Enter to delete the user account.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jan 25, 2019
    #2
  3. Kreij Win User
    Current active users that are friends

    The other reason I suggested this is that users can add characters to their username that are not alphanumeric (e.g. user*). This confuses things somewhat when looking at the list.
     
    Kreij, Jan 25, 2019
    #3
  4. Deleting a user on a PC

    Deleted account keeps reappearing

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Is it still appearing no matter how you try to delete? I suggest you to follow the steps below to remove user account from your computer, and check if it helps. Try the ones you’re comfortable with.

    Step 1: Steps to Remove a User Account in Settings


    • Press Windows
      key, click on Settings.

    • Click on Account, click on
      Family and other users.

    • Select the user you want to delete under
      Other users and click on Remove.

    • Accept the UAC (User Account Control) prompt.

    • Select Delete account and data if you wish to delete account and the data and follow onscreen instructions.

    Step 2: Steps to Delete a User Account in Command Prompt


    • Press Windows + X keys from the keyboard, select
      Command Prompt (Admin).

    • Type net user and hit Enter
      to list the user accounts on your device.

    • Type net user "User account”
      /delete and hit Enter to delete the user account.

    Step 3: Steps to Delete a User Account in Run command.


    • Press Windows + R and type netplwiz, press
      Enter.

    • Select the User account, click on the
      Remove
      button.
    Regards.
     
    SujataMoktan, Jan 25, 2019
    #4
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