how to delete user accounts in windows 10


Do you have several user accounts in your Windows 10 operated computer that are no longer in use? Do you wish to remove them from your PC but don’t have any idea on how to do it because you are still unfamiliar with the new operating system?


Worry not! Let this short guide help you solve your problem in a fast and uncomplicated way.



Here are the steps on how to delete user accounts in Windows 10:


  1. Click the Start icon on the taskbar or press the Windows button on your keyboard.
  2. Next, go to Settings.
  3. Proceed to Accounts.
  4. Click Family and other users.
  5. Choose the account/s you wish to eliminate in your system. It/they can be found below Other users.
  6. Click Remove.
  7. A new window will pop up on your screen, confirming the removal of the account. If you are certain, click Delete account and data. (Warning: all the data in the user account will be deleted upon approval).


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It will take several minutes for the user account to be removed. After it has been deleted, it will no longer appear next time you log in to your computer.


Remember: Before getting rid of an account, you have to first check if the current one you are using is the administrator of the system.


An administrator user account has more advantage in terms of controlling the PC like switching off the firewall, configuring the system protection and installing new software drivers.

Other users such as the standard and guest are not allowed to delete user accounts.


You can check the type of account by opening Settings (check the steps 1 and 2 above). After that, click Your account. The type of your account will appear below the User name. 



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Post first appeared in December 2015