Windows 10: Removing Microsoft account

Discus and support Removing Microsoft account in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have a PC and had a local account created on it. I logged in to the Windows Store today and it must've linked to my Microsoft account and it's... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by sadiarahman1, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Removing Microsoft account

    I have a PC and had a local account created on it. I logged in to the Windows Store today and it must've linked to my Microsoft account and it's changed my profile picture when I start up the PC and the desktop background by syncing everything, which is really annoying. I logged out of Windows Store, removed the device from my email account itself and logged out of mail and removed the email account. But the other stuff is still there as part of the local account. How do I get rid of it and go back to the original local account?

    (BTW, on the Your Info section of Accounts, it says:

    my name

    local account


    with the profile picture of my Outlook email account)

    sadiarahman1, Jul 6, 2019
  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, Jul 6, 2019
  3. 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


    We look forward to your response.

    Thank you.
    Angela Pun, Jul 6, 2019
  4. Removing Microsoft account

    Remove an account


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to refer the following Microsoft help article to remove the mail account from Mail app.

    Removing an account

    Note: The steps for Windows 8/8.1 applies to Windows 10 as well.

    I would like to inform you that if you do not have any other user account created on your computer, you will not be able to remove the account. The only option for you is to convert the existing Microsoft account to Local account.
    You may refer to the following steps on how to switch from Microsoft account to Local account.

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under your account, click on Sign in with Local account instead.
    • Enter your Microsoft account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the Local account and click
    • Now, login to Local account.

    If you want to bypass the login screen and directly enter to desktop without entering the password, I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows Logo + R keys.
    • Type netplwiz and Press
    • Uncheck the box “Users must enter
      a username and password to use this computer” and Click
    • Double click on the User account on which you want to apply this settings.
    • You’ll now be asked to enter the username and password of the account you want to be logged in with automatically
    • Click on OK button.

    Hope this information is helpful. For any further assistance on Windows, feel free to post your query on Microsoft Community Forum.

    Thank you.
    Syed Md Bilal, Jul 6, 2019

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