Windows 10: Selling Laptop - How To Remove My Account?

Discus and support Selling Laptop - How To Remove My Account? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; As the thread title suggests, I am in the process of selling my laptop and need to remove my account before sending it off to the new buyer. I thought... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by SteveGPhoto, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Selling Laptop - How To Remove My Account?


    As the thread title suggests, I am in the process of selling my laptop and need to remove my account before sending it off to the new buyer.

    I thought all I needed to set up a new admin account, log in to that and delete my account from there but the account set up (for the new admin account) keeps asking for an email address or phone number.

    Any suggestions on how to do this would be appreciated Selling Laptop - How To Remove My Account? :)

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    SteveGPhoto, Jul 15, 2018
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  2. Selling Laptop - How To Remove My Account?


    As the thread title suggests, I am in the process of selling my laptop and need to remove my account before sending it off to the new buyer.

    I thought all I needed to set up a new admin account, log in to that and delete my account from there but the account set up (for the new admin account) keeps asking for an email address or phone number.

    Any suggestions on how to do this would be appreciated Selling Laptop - How To Remove My Account? :)
     
    SteveGPhoto, Oct 19, 2018
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  3. 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, Oct 19, 2018
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  4. Selling Laptop - How To Remove My Account?

    Resetting a PC to sell on


    Am thinking of selling on my laptop - what is the best approach to getting it ready for that - should I reset the PC under the settings / options? Obviously I will not keep to choose any personal files and I will make sure our office 365 currently installed on it is uninstalled and removed before selling on. Presumably that option to 'reset this pc' will return it to how it was when I turned it on the first time having been delivered from the manufacturer?

    Once reset, what happens to the laptop which is listed under 'Devices' if I view my Microsoft account in a browser. At the moment I see my current desktop and this laptop listed under devices. Will it automatically dis-associate itself from my account and disappear from this list or will I need to remove it? We have a family account setup, so the laptop also currently shows under 'devices' my wife's account and my son's child account. Will these also disappear? Basically once sold I do not want any trace of the laptop on our Microsoft accounts. Presumably there will be no unforeseen knock on effect for our MS accounts on our desktop which will be keeping.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
    Scottyboy99, Oct 19, 2018
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