Windows 10 Tutorials 117 – How to Delete a User Account

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to delete a user account in Windows 10.

You can create multiple user accounts in your computer and each user will be able to personalize their account according to their settings and preferences. If you have a user account which will not be used, you can permanently delete that particular account.

[su_note]Note: You must be signed in as an administrator in order to delete a user account.[/su_note]

How to Delete a User Account Using Settings App:

  1. Open the Settings app, and click on the Accounts option.
  2. From the options on the left hand side, click on Family & other users.
  3. On the right side panel, click on the Account name which you want to delete.
  4. Click on the Remove button underneath the Account name.
    How to Delete a User Account
  5. Click Yes if prompted by UAC.
  6. Click on the Delete account and data button to confirm.
    How to Delete a User Account

How to Change User Account Type From Control Panel:

  1. Open Control Panel (small icons view), and click on the User Accounts option.
  2. Click on Manage another account link.
    How to Delete a User Account
  3. Click Yes if prompted by UAC.
  4. Click on the Account name which you want to delete.
  5. Click on Delete the account link.
    How to Delete a User Account
  6. Depending on how you want to handle users personal files, click on Delete Files or Keep Files to continue.
    How to Delete a User Account
  7. Click on Delete Account button to continue.
    How to Delete a User Account
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