Windows 10: Removing Microsoft Account

Discus and support Removing Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, I want to remove a microsoft account on my computer. I currently have 4 accounts. One is mine, the other is my dad's, my old highschool account and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Peter738, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. Peter738 Win User

    Removing Microsoft Account

    Hi, I want to remove a microsoft account on my computer. I currently have 4 accounts. One is mine, the other is my dad's, my old highschool account and my college account. I can no longer sign into my highschool account and that is the one I want to delete. Any help?

    Peter738, Mar 4, 2021
  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:
    Vesao, Mar 4, 2021
  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, Mar 4, 2021
  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, Mar 4, 2021

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