This article provides a detailed guide on how to delete user accounts in Windows 11. It emphasizes the importance of removing unused accounts to prevent potential security risks. It outlines steps to delete accounts through the System Settings pane and the Control Panel app. It also covers how to remove a Microsoft account from Windows 11 following a similar process.
This post shows students and new users how to remove or delete a user account in Windows 11.
There may be a time when you’ll want to delete or remove a user account from Windows 11. For a good reason, removing unused accounts from your computer is recommended, especially when the account has been idled for a long time.
Keeping old accounts lingering on your system may introduce security risks, so you should regularly go through your system accounts and ensure all accounts are valid and being used.
One area in the new Windows 11 that users will like is the account management pane. It’s simple to use and easy to manage.
You can add and remove accounts and make many Windows settings changes from a centralized screen.
To remove user accounts from Windows 11, follow the steps below.
How to delete user accounts from Windows 11
Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. Everything can be done, from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows from its System Settings pane.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings, as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accounts, and select Family & other users on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.
On the Family & other users settings pane, under Other users, select the user account you want to delete to expand it. Once expended, click the Remove button below to remove the account from Windows 11.
Next, click ‘Delete account and data in the confirmation box to proceed. The account should be deleted from the system and will no longer exist on the system.
How to remove a Microsoft account from Windows 11
Removing local and Microsoft online accounts from Windows follows the same steps. You simply go to the settings page, select the account to remove, and select Remove.
There are other ways to remove or delete an account in Windows 11. If you cannot delete the account using the method above, use the one below.
To remove a Microsoft account via Control Panel, search for ‘Control Panel‘ in the Start Menu and click on the Control Panel apps to launch.
When the Control Panel app opens, go to User Accounts, as shown in the image below.
Next, click the Remove user account link under User Accounts, as shown below.
Next, select the user account you want to remove from the system.
Finally, click the Delete the Account link highlighted in the image below.
You’re then given the option to delete the account along with the user data or keep the data and delete the account.
When you’re ready, click select the option presented, then proceed to delete the account.
That will do it!
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