Top 5 Ways to Remove User Account from Windows 11/10 [2023]

Got multiple obsolete accounts on your Windows PC? Or, are you stuck while removing those accounts from your system due to some errors? Whatever the reason, you should get rid of those unused user accounts from the computer as soon as possible. This way, you will save tons of space and mend the possible points of breach into the system. In this article, we have elaborated on multiple methods of user account removal with detailed steps.

Method 1 – Using the Settings

This is the standard method of removing any account from your system.

Step 1 – Pressing the Win+I keys should bring up the Settings window.

Step 2 – Go to “Accounts“.

Step 3 – Find the “Other users” to open it.

 

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Step 4 – You will find all your accounts on the right-hand side of the screen.

Step 5 – Just expand the account there. Beside the Account and data, tap “Remove” to remove the account from your computer.



 

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Step 6 –Delete Account and Data message will pop up.

Step 7 – So, tap “Delete account and data” to delete the account permanently.

 

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This way, you can easily remove the account.

 

Method 2 – Using the User Management Console

You can use the User Management console to remove the account from your system.

Step 1 – Quickly press the Windows & the R keys together.

Step 2 – Paste this in the box. Click “OK” to open the Computer Management.

compmgmt.msc

 

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Step 3 Expand this to the Users point –

Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users

Step 4 – On the right-hand section, you shall find all the accounts.

Step 5 – Next, right-click and tap “Delete” to remove it from your system.

 

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Step 6 – When you see the confirmation option, use the “Yes” option to remove the account from your system.

 

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You may close the Computer Management screen after this.

 

Method 3 – From the User Accounts page in Control Panel

You have to delete the account from the Control Panel page.

Step 1 – Search for “control“.

Step 2 – Open the “Control Panel“.

 

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Step 3 – Go to the “View by:” and switch it to “Category“.

Step 4 – Next, open the “Change account type“.

 

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Step 5 – Choose the account that you want to remove.

 

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Step 6 – Finally, click “Delete the account” to delete the account from your system.

 

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Step 7 – On the final step of the process, there is a tab where you can decide whether to keep the files or get rid of the files from the account.

Step 8 – Tap “Delete Files” to delete the account along with its data.

 

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Quit the Control Panel.

 

Method 4 – Using the User Accounts directly

You can use the Use Accounts tab directly to get access to the accounts and remove them from there.

Step 1 – The Run box can be accessed by using the keyboard shortcut Windows key+R. Do that.

Step 2 – Type this code and click “OK“.

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Step 3 – The User Accounts page will load up. Go to the “Users” tab. Select your account.

Step 4 – Then, click “Remove” to remove the account from the system.

 

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Step 5 – When you see the prompt about the confirmation of removal of the account, tap “Yes“.

 

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This way, you can easily delete the account from your system.

Hope this helps.

 



Method 5 – Using the Command Prompt

The final method in the list is extremely useful and you can even use it from the Recovery Environment.

Step 1 – Quickly write “cmd“.

Step 2 – Then, right-tap the “Command Prompt” as soon as it appears and tap the third option that says “Run as administrator“.

 

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Step 3 – Directly input this code and hit Enter to know the list of users.

net user

 

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Step 4 – Note down the username you want to delete.

Step 5 – Then, modify this code and hit Enter.

net user username /delete

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Replace the username in the command and execute it to get rid of the account.

Example – We want to remove the “Max” account from the system. So, the command is –

net user Max /delete

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This way, you can get rid of the account you want from the terminal.

These are methods that you can use to remove any account from your system. Hope these solutions have helped you.