Windows 10: Removing my Microsoft account from Windows 10

Discus and support Removing my Microsoft account from Windows 10 in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hello, I had to to log into Windows 10 to download some apps I bought from the Microsoft store, now I want to remove my Microsoft mail or account and... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by camelia, May 31, 2019.

  1. camelia Win User

    Removing my Microsoft account from Windows 10


    Hello,

    I had to to log into Windows 10 to download some apps I bought from the Microsoft store, now I want to remove my Microsoft mail or account and use a local account instead

    "If that’s the case, your best bet is to stop using
    your Microsoft account and instead use a local account."

    But I dont find that option in latest Windows 10 build,

    Please help

    Thanks
    Came

    "When you use your Microsoft account to log into Windows 10, you’re able
    to sync your settings with all Windows devices. So, for example, when you
    make changes to your settings on a desktop PC, those changes will also
    be made on your laptop the next time you log in.

    But maybe you don’t want Microsoft to store that information about you.
    And maybe you want to cut your ties as much as possible to anything
    Microsoft stores about you. If that’s the case, your best bet is to stop using
    your Microsoft account and instead use a local account.

    It’s simple to do. Go to Settings > Accounts > Your info and select “Sign in
    with a local account instead.” A wizard launches. Follow its instructions to
    create and use a local account. Keep in mind that when you do this, you
    won’t be able to use Microsoft’s OneDrive storage or download and install
    for-pay apps from the Windows Store. You can, however, download and
    install free apps from the Windows Store."

    :)
     
    camelia, May 31, 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, May 31, 2019
    #2
  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    As you may already know, Windows 10 (as well as Windows 8) allow you to log in with a valid Microsoft account, instead of creating a local account that only works on your machine. However, you may prefer to keep a local account for privacy reasons. If you do, though, some Windows 10 features—like Cortana—may not work. Despite the default behavior, the Windows 10 Store is not one of them. You can still log in to your Microsoft account for just the Store without switching to a full Microsoft account. The process, however, is not terribly obvious. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
    • Click the user icon next to the search box.
    • Click “Sign-in” from the menu that appears.
    • Choose “Microsoft account” and log in like normal.
    • When the “Make it yours” box appears do not enter your password. Instead, click “Sign in to just this app instead.”
    from Lifehacker
     
    Ahhzz, May 31, 2019
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  4. Zakin Win User

    Removing my Microsoft account from Windows 10

    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 my  Microsoft account from Windows 10 :(
     
    Zakin, May 31, 2019
    #4
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