Windows 10: Removing Microsoft Account from Windows

Discus and support Removing Microsoft Account from Windows in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hey guys, My friend signed into his account on word to access his google drive but wound up signing into microsoft account on my laptop (if that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Alyssa S, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Alyssa S Win User

    Removing Microsoft Account from Windows


    Hey guys,


    My friend signed into his account on word to access his google drive but wound up signing into microsoft account on my laptop (if that makes any sense). His email address is now shown as the administrator of my laptop. When I go to Settings to "Accounts used by other apps" it only gives me the option to manage his account but not remove it. We have tried removing my laptop under Visible Devices under his account but that seems to do nothing.


    Please help, some of what he does on his laptop now appears on mine (e.g. changing desktop background on his laptop will appear on mine)


    Thanks,


    Alyssa

    :)
     
    Alyssa S, Jan 21, 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 21, 2019
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  3. Maria Fab Win User
    removing a microsoft account from a Windows 10 laptop

    Hi,

    To help resolve your concern, we suggest that you add a local account first on your PC, before removing the other account. Follow the steps below:

    • To create a local account on your Windows 10 PC:

    • Press the Windows key + R.
    • Type netplwiz, and then click OK.
    • Click Add.
    • Click Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended).
    • Click Local account, type a username, and a
      password (if you'd like one).
    • Click Next, and then click Finish.
    • Sign out of the Microsoft account you want to delete, sign in using the
      local account you created, and then remove the account you want to delete.

    • To remove a Microsoft account from your Windows 10 PC:

    • Click the Start button, and then click Settings.
    • Click Accounts, scroll down, and then click the Microsoft account you would like to delete.
    • Click Remove, and then click Yes.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Maria Fab, Jan 21, 2019
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  4. Zakin Win User

    Removing Microsoft Account from Windows

    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown Removing Microsoft Account from Windows :(
     
    Zakin, Jan 21, 2019
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