Accounts Delete User Account in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to delete a user account to remove it from your Windows 11 PC.

Having different accounts on a shared PC lets multiple people use the same device, all while giving everyone their own sign-in info, plus access to their own files, browser favorites, and desktop settings.

You can add a local user account (an offline account) or Microsoft account for a user to sign in to the PC with.

If you have a user account on your PC that is not being used or no longer needed, you can permanently remove it by deleting it.

Reference:


You must be signed in as an administrator to delete a user account.

You will not be able to delete a user account that is currently signed in. You will need to sign out the user first.



Contents





Option One

Delete User Account in Settings


If the account you want to delete is currently disabled, it will not show in this option.


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Family & other users or Other Users on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Delete_account_Settings-1.png

3 Under Other users, click/tap on the account (ex: "Brink2") you want to delete, and click/tap on Remove. (see screenshot below)

Delete_account_Settings-2.png

4 Click/tap on Delete account and data to confirm. (see screenshot below)

Delete_account_Settings-3.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Delete User Account in Control Panel


If the account you want to delete is currently disabled, it will not show in this option.


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the User Accounts icon.

2 Click/tap on the Manage another account link. (see screenshot below)

Delete_account_Control_Panel-1.png

3 Click/tap on the account (ex: "Brink2") you want to delete. (see screenshot below)

Delete_account_Control_Panel-2.png

4 Click/tap on the Delete the account link. (see screenshot below)

Delete_account_Control_Panel-3.png

5 Click/tap on Delete Files or Keep Files for what you want to do with the user account's personal files. (see screenshot below)

Delete_account_Control_Panel-4.png

6 Click/tap on Delete Account to confirm. (see screenshots below)

Delete_account_Control_Panel-5.png
Delete_account_Control_Panel-6.png

7 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.




Option Three

Delete User Account in Local Users and Groups


This option is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.


1 Open Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc).

2 Perform the following actions. (see screenshot below)
  • Click/tap on the Users folder in the left pane to open it.
  • Click/tap on the account (ex: "Brink2") you want to delete in the middle pane.
  • Click/tap on More Actions and Delete in the right pane.
Delete_account_lusrmgr-1.png

3 Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshots below)

Delete_account_lusrmgr-2.png

4 You can now close Local Users and Groups if you like.




Option Four

Delete User Account in Netplwiz


If the account you want to delete is currently disabled, it will not show in this option.


1 Open netplwiz.exe.

2 In the Users tab, check the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box if available. (see screenshot below step 4)

If you turned on For improved security, only allow Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts on this device, then the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer setting will not be available.


3 Click/tap on the account (ex: "Brink2") you want to delete. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Click/tap on the Remove button. (see screenshot below)

Delete_account_netplwiz-1.png

5 Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshots below)

Delete_account_netplwiz-2.png

6 You can now close User Accounts (netplwiz) if you like.




Option Five

Delete User Account in Command Prompt


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the net user command into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter to see a list of all account names on the PC. (see screenshot below step 3)

3 Make note of the account name (ex: "Brink2") you want to delete. (see screenshot below)

Delete_account_command.png

4 Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

(Delete local account or Microsoft account)
net user "UserName" /delete

OR​

(Delete domain user account)
net user "UserName" /delete /domain

Substitute UserName in the command above with the actual user account name (ex: "Brink2") from step 3 you want to delete.

For example:
net user "Brink2" /delete

net user "Brink2" /delete /domain


5 You can now close Windows Terminal (Admin) if you like.




Option Six

Delete User Account in PowerShell


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the Get-LocalUser command into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter to see a list of all account names on the PC. (see screenshot below step 3)

3 Make note of the account name (ex: "Brink2") you want to delete. (see screenshot below)

Delete_account_PowerShell.png

4 Type the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter.

Remove-LocalUser -Name "UserName"

Substitute UserName in the command above with the actual user account name (ex: "Brink2") from step 3 you want to delete.

For example: Remove-LocalUser -Name "Brink2"


5 You can now close Windows Terminal (Admin) if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Yes but....what if you can't find any entries in the user accounts but have an entry under "settings/accounts/email and accounts" and when you go to the two that are there, the first being your normal login all working just fine and want to delete the second one present all you have is "Manage" and manage takes you to a sign in login and the password you entered is not excepted. (used before but now I've retired I no longer need or want it.)
How do I get rid of it? Microsoft tell me that the email address is not a business account.
I've been through the registry hunting for the email address and deleted all instance that I can find.
 

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Yes but....what if you can't find any entries in the user accounts but have an entry under "settings/accounts/email and accounts" and when you go to the two that are there, the first being your normal login all working just fine and want to delete the second one present all you have is "Manage" and manage takes you to a sign in login and the password you entered is not excepted. (used before but now I've retired I no longer need or want it.)
How do I get rid of it? Microsoft tell me that the email address is not a business account.
I've been through the registry hunting for the email address and deleted all instance that I can find.

Hello Mark, and welcome. :-)

Check using option two below to see if that may be the issue.

 

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Bugger both accounts that are there say "Manage". No option to delete....so both are signing in ..I don't think so. At least I'm not aware that I am.
 

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Bugger both accounts that are there say "Manage". No option to delete....so both are signing in ..I don't think so. At least I'm not aware that I am.

Did you see step 3 in option 2 available to Stop signing in to all Microsoft apps automatically?
 

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Yes but Its greyed out and Manage is the only thing that I can do

In that case, go ahead and post some screenshots showing what you're seeing to see if anything may stand out. Be sure to blank out any email address before posting them.

 

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@Mark Jones,

Are you joined to a domain?

If so, that could be why you are not able to remove them.
 

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No domain

It looks like you are signed in with a Microsoft account then which is why you are not able to remove your outlook account.

Are you able to use option 4 below to remove the work or school account?

 

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    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Integrated Intel Arc
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    Poly Studio
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
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    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
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    Google Chrome
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
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    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    Integrated Intel Arc
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    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    2880 x 1800
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    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Absolutely marvelous I see it and have been able to Disconnect and now its gone.
Thank you very much
 

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Absolutely marvelous I see it and have been able to Disconnect and now its gone.
Thank you very much

Great news. You're most welcome. :party:
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
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    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
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    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
@Brink Hi Shawn,

Over the years I've forgotten some things.
When I started up my new 11box I got trapped in the "sign-in with your MS acct." ploy. I should've had the router cable dis-connected but didn't. At that point I should've done a hard shut-down, dis-connected the cable and re-started. But didn't.

The only thing I could think of was to use my wife'sbhs, ms account and now when I start-up I see her name and I have to use her password to get in.

What I want to do is remove her ms acct. and replace it with me and no ms acct. I've looked at this tut and I'm not sure if it fits my situation.

Does it? Or can you suggest a better tut?

Thx,

Anak, . aka. . Steve :-)
 

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@Brink Hi Shawn,

Over the years I've forgotten some things.
When I started up my new 11box I got trapped in the "sign-in with your MS acct." ploy. I should've had the router cable dis-connected but didn't. At that point I should've done a hard shut-down, dis-connected the cable and re-started. But didn't.

The only thing I could think of was to use my wife'sbhs, ms account and now when I start-up I see her name and I have to use her password to get in.

What I want to do is remove her ms acct. and replace it with me and no ms acct. I've looked at this tut and I'm not sure if it fits my situation.

Does it? Or can you suggest a better tut?

Thx,

Anak, . aka. . Steve :-)

Hello Steve, :alien:

One option is to:

1) Create a new local account for yourself with a name you want.


2) Make this new local account an administrator.


3) Sign in to the new local account.

4) Delete the wife's MS account.
 

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    Custom self build
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
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    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Thx Shawn,

I haven't read the tut's yet, some questions;
3) Sign in to the new local account.
Will I need a password to sign-in?

As an alternative:
Can I do #'s 1, 2, skip3, then do 4 ; Then reboot and my acct Anak will come up on the screen without a password requirement?

Personally on a restart or startup I'd like to go directly to the dsktp, but that's a different tut, right?

Have some readin' to do.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) Version 23H2 Used Enablement Package (build 22631.2861)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire TC-1760 1.0
    CPU
    2.10 gigahertz Intel 12th Gen Core i7-12700
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire TC-1760 1.0 Bus: 100 megahertz UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. R01-A4 02/21/2022
    Memory
    15.78 of 16 Gigabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 770 [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer KA242Y A (24.0"vis, s/n 6243003C23E00, October 2022)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    c: (NTFS on drive 1) * 510.74 GB SSD
    d: (NTFS on drive 0) 1.00 TB 7200rpm SATA HHD
    * Operating System is installed on c:
    PSU
    300w OEM
    Case
    OEM
    Cooling
    OEM
    Keyboard
    OEM
    Mouse
    Logitech M325 add-on
    Internet Speed
    Vz Fios; Png 20ms DL 110.82Mbps UL 122.49Mbps | speedtest
    Browser
    FireFox (64bit) Updated Regulary, now at 125.0.3 (64bit)
    Antivirus
    Windows Security | Came with Norton Ultra trial but has since been uninstalled
    Other Info
    Canon MG3200 Printer
Thx Shawn,

I haven't read the tut's yet, some questions;

Will I need a password to sign-in?

As an alternative:
Can I do #'s 1, 2, skip3, then 4 ; Then reboot and my acct Anak will come up on the screen without a password requirement?

Personally on a restart or startup I'd like to go directly to the dsktp, but that's a different tut, right?

Have some readin' to do.

You'd only be able to delete the wife's account while it's signed out and signed into another admin account (ex: new local account).

It's not required to have a password for a local account. You can leave the password field blank while setting up the local account.

Sure, you can have netplwiz in option one below automatically sign in to your new local account at startup.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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