Windows 10: Multiple user accounts need to delete

Discus and support Multiple user accounts need to delete in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I'm helping a friend, who knows nothing about computers, set up their new Win 10 machine. I'll spare the details as to how I did it, but there are now... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by VernetteHilbert, Dec 2, 2019 at 6:57 PM.

  1. Multiple user accounts need to delete


    I'm helping a friend, who knows nothing about computers, set up their new Win 10 machine. I'll spare the details as to how I did it, but there are now several user accounts, including two administrator ones in my name. I want to delete ALL user accounts and start fresh with no association to my name and only one account in her name. Would it be easiest to do a clean install of Win 10? Any pointers for doing that? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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    VernetteHilbert, Dec 2, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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  2. kenkickr Win User

    Deleting User Accounts

    If you can access the admin account through safe mode then all you have to do to remove the other account passwords is go into User Accounts in the control panel and either delete the accounts or, I'm not sure, remove the account passwords.
     
  3. 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, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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  4. Multiple user accounts need to delete

    Facebook Allows Users to Delete Accounts

    Yes, for quite some time, once you had a Facebook account, it wasn't going anywhere. Now, fortunately for college students and people with no attention span everywhere, Facebook now allows said people to delete their Facebook accounts. This was in direct response to user complaints about not being able to delete their accounts, if desired. Even if users were able to delete their own accounts, there were no obvious directions on how to do that. Another reason that Facebook decided to allow users to delete their accounts was a reason that could have gotten Facebook sued if they did not address it: privacy. The "I didn't actually make a Facebook" E-mails were really racking up in Facebook's inbox, and Facebook sometimes made it all too easy for people to research intimate/private/personal details of users' lives. At this point, deleting your account is just a help-page away. Facebook admins are considering adding a "delete account" button.

    Source: The Inquirer
     
    zekrahminator, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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