Windows 10: Removing an old microsoft account

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  1. GobbyNN Win User

    Removing an old microsoft account


    What do I do to remove an old Microsoft account in Windows 10?


    I have tried to get into the account to remove it but could not remember the password.


    I tried a number of passwords and got locked out.


    I tried getting a code sent to another email address. I got this but it involved having to wait for a notification to say it was okay. I received the notification which stated I had tried to access the account with a wrong password too many times and I could not proceed. I was advised to repeat the process. I did this several times with the same result. I am in a loop.

    :)
     
    GobbyNN, Feb 13, 2020
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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, Feb 13, 2020
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  3. Unable to remove old administrator account.

    Hello,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that you want to delete one of the old administrator accounts from your computer. If you want to save the data from the old Administrator account, I would suggest you to copy the data from the old user account from
    C: Users\<Old User Account> and move it to your backup drive or folder in a different location, before deleting the account.

    I would also like to know what exactly happens when you try to remove the old Administrator account from your PC.

    To delete an Administrator account from your PC, you will have to login to another user account with
    Administrator access as User Accounts cannot be deleted through a Standard account.

    Once you have logged into your new Administrator account, you can follow the steps mentioned below to remove the old Administrator account from your PC. To do this, by

    1. Login to the new Admin User Account that you want to keep.
    2. Tap on 'Windows + I' on the keyboard.
    3. Click on 'Accounts'.
    4. Now click on 'Family & other users'.
    5. Select the old Administrator account from the list.
    6. Click on 'Remove'.

    Let us know if you face any issues, and we will certainly assist you further.

    Hope it helps.

    Sandeep Kumar M

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Sandeep_KM, Feb 13, 2020
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  4. Removing an old microsoft account

    Unable to remove my microsoft account from a linked pc

    Hi Dave,

    To help you with your concern in deleting your Microsoft account from a device, we'd like to ask a few questions:

    • Have you tried deleting your Microsoft account directly from the old laptop?
    • How did you go about removing the account from the old laptop?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you create a new local account with admin rights first, then remove the current Microsoft account by following the steps on this

    article
    .

    We look forward to your response.

    Thank you.
     
    Angela Pun, Feb 13, 2020
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