Windows 10: Remove user account

Discus and support Remove user account in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have 2 users on my laptop and I want to remove one of them. I've looked it up and it says to go to settings go to the account and press remove, but,... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by AlyssaHeeb, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Remove user account

    I have 2 users on my laptop and I want to remove one of them. I've looked it up and it says to go to settings go to the account and press remove, but, there is not a remove button, only block. I went onto my microsoft account and tried to too remove from family and when I do, it says that the account has gave child consent and needs to remove it. Well, there is no child account on either accounts. How can I remove the account on my hp laptop with windows 10? My account is the administrator, also.

    AlyssaHeeb, Jan 12, 2020
  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:
      net user test /del
    Vesao, Jan 12, 2020
  3. trying to remove user account

    Hi Jack,

    Deleting a user account in a Windows device can be done by an administrator. Before removing the user account, make sure that you are using an administrator account to avoid errors.

    Follow these steps to remove a user account in your computer:

    • Open the Control Panel.
    • Click on User Accounts and then Select User Accounts.
    • Click on Manage User Accounts.
    • Choose the account that you want to delete.
    • Click on Delete the account.
    • Choose if you want to keep the files or delete the files in the user account that you'll be removing.
    • Click on Delete Account button to complete the process.

    Let us know if further assistance is needed.
    Darleen Pen, Jan 12, 2020
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    remove a user account


    If you want to delete local user account on your Windows 10 computer, you can follow the steps below:

    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
    • Accept the UAC (User Account Control) prompt.
    • Select Delete account and data if you wish to delete an 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.

    Meanwhile, if you wish to add a family member to your Microsoft family, there are a few ways you can do that. You can follow the steps in this article:

    Set up your family

    If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to share them with us here. Your input is very much welcome in our Community.
    Michelle Vil, Jan 12, 2020

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