How To Delete a User Account in Windows 8

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Since the first user that you create during Windows 8/Windows 8.1 installation is an administrator account, you cannot easily remove it from the computer until you have either enabled the built-in Administrator account, or you have created any other account and have added it to the Administrators group.

If you have not created any local account and have created a Microsoft account during the OS installation, it is important that you should convert it to local account before you finally delete it from the system.

To summarize, you are required to do the following:

  1. Enable the built-in Administrator account or create a new administrator user.
  2. Convert the first administrator account that you created during the Windows 8/Windows 8.1 installation to the local account. (If applicable)
  3. Sign-in to Windows 8/Windows 8.1 using the built-in Administrator or additionally created administrator account.

10. From the displayed options, click Settings.

11. In the Settings window, click Change PC settings.

12. From the displayed options PC settings window, in left pane, click to select Accounts.
13. Choose Other accounts option from the Accounts window in the left pane.

14. From the right pane, under the Manage other accounts section, click to select the first administrator account you want to delete.
15. After selecting, click Remove from the available options.

16. When prompted, click Delete account and data to confirm the deletion.