How to Remove User Account from Windows 11? 4 Easy Ways

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How to Remove User Account from Windows 11

You may easily remove a user account from your Windows 11 PC by following a few simple steps. Accessing Windows 11 and any other Microsoft service requires a Microsoft Account.

Users can access their personal settings, files, and data across all of their devices with only one sign-on. If you want to clean up your system or delete an account that is no longer used, our tutorial will show you how to do so. We’ve tested and collected 4 simple ways to do so.

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  • Verify Access Rights: Verify that you possess the necessary administrative rights to delete user accounts. Account deletion is a capability reserved for admins. If needed, login using an administrator account.
  • Do a System Restart: In some cases, little issues may be fixed with only a restart. Give erasing the user account another go once you’ve restarted.

1: Try Computer Management Tool

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The Computer Management tool allows you to remove user accounts, in addition to the aforementioned alternatives. To utilize it for removing your account in Windows 11, follow these steps:

  • Select “Computer Management” from the context menu that appears when you press the ‘Windows key + X’ on your keyboard. You can also search it in ‘Windows search bar’.
Type Computer Management
  • The following route should be accessible once Computer Management opens: Choose “Local Users and Groups” > “Users”. Then, right-click the account you want to delete and choose “Delete” from the context menu.
Remove a User Account from Computer Management Tool
  • When the confirmation window opens, click the “Yes” button.

Proceed with the aforementioned procedures in “Computer Management” to permanently erase the user account.

2: Remove It via Control Panel

Microsoft has not yet eliminated the ability to use the old Control Panel if you like it that way. In this way:

  • Get to the “Control Panel” by opening the “Start” menu, searching for it, and then choosing the first option.
  • For “User Accounts”, click on that link.
Go to Control Panel then User Accounts
  • Select the option to delete user accounts.
Click Remove User Account
  • A complete inventory of your computer accounts will be shown. Select the account you want to delete, and then click the “Delete” button on the subsequent screen.
Manage Accounts then Delete
  • You’ll be prompted to decide whether you want to retain the files linked to the account. To permanently erase all files from the current user’s desktop, choose “Delete files”. To keep them, choose “Keep files”.
Keep Visitor's Files
  • To confirm the deletion, click the “Delete Account” button.

Unlike the “Settings” app, this technique allows you to retain the data linked to a user account, which is a major plus.

3: Switch to Another Account

Windows 11 makes it easier to delete a Microsoft account. For reasons like privacy or just to try something new, you may switch to a local account or create a new Microsoft account. This is how you should proceed:

  • Press the ‘Start’ button, then the gear symbol to bring up the “Settings” app.
  • On the left side of the “Accounts” area, you should see “Your info”.
Accounts then Your info
  • The option to “Sign in with a local account instead” will be shown to you. To begin deactivating the account, click on it.
Sign in with a local account instead

The next step is to safeguard your Microsoft account by entering your existing password.

Following that, Windows 11 will walk you through the steps of either logging in with an existing Microsoft account or establishing a new local account. When you remove your Microsoft account, all of the data linked to it will remain.

4: Build Your Own Microsoft Account from Scratch

In the absence of an existing admin account, you will need to create one before you can remove the previous one. Unless another account already has administrative rights, Windows will not allow you to remove the Administrator account. An Admin account may be created in this way.

  • To launch the “Settings” app, press ‘Windows + I’.
  • In the left pane, you should see “Accounts”. Then, in the right pane, you should see “Other users”.
  • Select “Add account”.
Add someone else to this PC
  • Press the “I do not possess this user’s login credentials” button.
  • Press the “Add user without a Microsoft account” button.
  • After you’ve entered your preferred login credentials, click the “Next” button.
  • After you’ve established an account, go to its “Settings” and find the “Change account type” option.
  • Click “OK” after selecting “Administrator.”
Change account type to Administrator

Keep in mind that when you delete a user account, all of the data linked with it, including photos, documents, and more, will be deleted as well. Before deleting an account, make a copy of any crucial files. We certainly hope that by following our provided steps you were successful to remove a user account from your Win PC!

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