This post shows students and new users steps to remove a device from one’s Microsoft online account. When you sign into a Windows device with your Microsoft account, that device is added to your Microsoft online account, under devices.
A Microsoft account is what you use to access many Microsoft devices and services, including signing into Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive and more. You can manage and control your account from a single dashboard online as well.
If you don’t use a device but it still appears in your devices list, below is how to remove it.
How to remove devices from Microsoft account
As mentioned above, when you sign into a Windows device with your Microsoft account, that device is added to your Microsoft online account, under devices.
Below is how one removes a device that is no longer needed from a Microsoft online account.
- Go to account.microsoft.com/devices, sign in, and find the device you want to remove.
- Select Show details to see info for that device.
- Under your device’s name, select More actions > Remove.
- Review your device details, select the check box, I’m ready to remove this device, then select Remove.
If you want to remove a device for a child in your family, have your child sign into account.microsoft.com/devices, then follow the same instructions.
That should do it!
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