Windows 10: Removing account while keeping MS Office

Discus and support Removing account while keeping MS Office in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Hi, I recently bought my wife a new laptop and purchased MS Office 2019 for it. Her old computer had MS Office Professional 2016 which, because I... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by rwpirie2, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. rwpirie2 Win User

    Removing account while keeping MS Office


    Hi,
    I recently bought my wife a new laptop and purchased MS Office 2019 for it. Her old computer had MS Office Professional 2016 which, because I didn't have the product key, couldn't be transferred to the new PC. I would like to give her old laptop to a neighbor girl who is in need of one but want to leave MS Office on it.

    Here's my issue:
    I would like to remove my wife's account information, all data files and software EXCEPT MS Office. Is there some relatively painless way to do this? Otherwise, I'll be forced to remove everything before giving the machine away.

    Thanks for any help.

    Rob

    :)
     
    rwpirie2, Jan 4, 2019
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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, Jan 4, 2019
    #2
  3. 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 4, 2019
    #3
  4. Kari Win User

    Removing account while keeping MS Office

    Creating a MS account without losing Local account


    Go to https://account.microsoft.com, click Create account and fill the form:


    Removing account while keeping MS Office [​IMG]


    With a Microsoft account you can then use OneDrive and Office Online apps for free. You can also use built-in native Windows apps which require a Microsoft account like Mail, Skype Preview, People, Calendar and download apps from Windows Store.

    See steps 3 to 5 in this tutorial to continue using local account as Windows sign-in account even when / if you download apps from store and / or use Windows apps requiring a Microsoft account, to avoid Windows user account converting to Microsoft account: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

    Other tutorials you might be interested in when you have created a Microsoft account:
     
    Kari, Jan 4, 2019
    #4
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