How to Remove a User Account in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to remove or delete a user account in Windows 11.

There may be a time where you’ll want to delete or remove a user account from Windows 11. For good reason, it’s recommended to remove unused accounts from your computer, especially when the account has been idled for long time.

Keeping old accounts lingering on your system may introduce security risks, so you should regularly go through your system accounts and make sure all account are valid and are being used.

The new Windows 11, which will probably be generally available to everyone later this year, will come with many new features and enhancements that will bring users some learning challenges. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways of using Windows.

One area in the new Windows 11 that user will like the account management pane. It’s simple to use and easy to manage. You can add and remove accounts, make lots of Windows settings changes from a centralized settings screen.

Also, if you’re a student or new user and you want to learn how to use Windows, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

To get started removing user accounts from Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to delete user accounts from Windows 11

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done 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:

windows 11 start settings

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, select Family & other users on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 family other users

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 as highlighted below to remove the account from Windows 11.

remove user account windows 11

Next, click on ‘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 Microsoft account from Windows 11

Removing a local account and Microsoft online account from Windows follows the same steps. You simply go to the settings page and 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 this 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.

windows 11 control panel

When the Control Panel app opens, go to User Accounts as shown in the image below.

windows 11 user account control panel

Next, click on Remove user account link under User Accounts as shown below.

remove user account control panel

Next, select the user account you want to remove from the system.

windows 11 remove microsoft account

Finally click on the Delete the account link as highlighted in the image below.

windows 11 delete user account link

You’re then given the option where to delete the account along with the user data or keep the data and delete the account.

delete user account data windows 11

When you’re ready, click select the option presented, then proceed to delete the account.

That will do it!


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