Deleting your account in Windows 11 is very easy. Maybe you want delete a user to delete all data associated with them. Or you might want to start from scratch without reinstalling the entire operating system. Whatever the reason for deleting a user on your computer, here are the most effective methods.
Delete any user account in Windows 11
Let’s start with one of the most common cases, namely this Deleting an account in Windows 11. You should know that with this process you can delete the following types of users:
- Local accounts not linked to a Microsoft profile.
- Accounts signed in with a Microsoft profile.
The first step is to open System Preferences.
Open Windows 11 settings
Then you go to the section Accounts. On the right you will see a number of options. choose Family & other users.
Then you are at the right place to delete any user account in Windows. However, it’s time to ask yourself if you have a second account. If this is not the case, it is impossible to delete your current account because your computer will then remain userless. How can you solve this problem? If the account you want to delete is the only one available, click the button Add account.
Add a new account
In the next window, do not enter a Microsoft account. Click instead I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
Add local account
Again, you should use the button Add a user without a Microsoft account Avoid creating a new Microsoft account.
Add an account without a Microsoft profile
Enter the username and password for the secondary account. Then click Next to continue.
Fill out the account fields
Back to the section Family & other users. Open the options for the account you just created and use the button Change account typeto give it more rights.
Change account type
Choose from the drop-down list Account type die Option Administrator.
Assign administrator rights to the account
Before we continue, here’s a quick recap of what you’ve done so far:
- You have accessed the user configuration.
- Since you didn’t have any additional accounts, you created one.
- Finally, you assigned administrative rights to the account so that it can delete users.
Now log out and go to the same section with the new account you activated. Click the arrow to see all options for the user you want to delete. Click on Removeto continue.
Delete user account
Click the button in the pop-up dialog Delete account and data.
The user is completely deleted and with him all his data and applications.
Delete a Microsoft account and switch to a local account
The second case we will focus on in this guide is deleting a Microsoft account and unlinking it from a user. Unlike the previous process, the user’s files will not be deleted. He just logs out of the company’s services. No additional account is required either.
Again, it all starts in the Settings app. open Accounts and click Your info.
Instead, click the link next to that Microsoft account with the title Sign in with a local account instead.
Delete Microsoft account
A wizard will appear on the screen to walk you through the entire un-login process. Use the button Nextto start.
Confirm Microsoft account deletion
Enter your Microsoft account password and click Ok.
Identification with Microsoft account key
It’s time to add the necessary information to your local account. Provide the username and password you want to use from now on. Drive the button Next fort.
Create a new local user
And that was it. You have now removed the Microsoft account from your computer. You now have a local user that is not connected to the online services built into Windows. In the last step you click on Sign out and finish. Your session will be closed and you will need to log in with your new password.
Log out and end the process
To check if everything went well, open your System Preferences and look in the top left corner.
Confirm local account creation
You’ll now see the identifier where your email associated with your Microsoft profile used to appear Local Account..