How to delete a user account in Windows 10
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A Microsoft account is mandatory for operating Windows 10. If you share your computer with other people and want to stop them using that computer, you can easily remove their account to deny them access. Regardless of why you might want to do it, here’s how to delete a user account in Windows 10.
You need administrator access to be able to remove a user account in Windows 10.
Delete a user account in Windows 10
1. Navigate to Settings and Accounts.
2. Navigate to Family & other users. You should see all the registered users on the right pane of the window.
3. Select the user you want to remove, then click Remove.
4. Confirm when prompted.
The account should now be removed from Windows 10 and the user will no longer be able to log into the machine with their own account.
Delete a user account in Windows 10 using command line
As usual, there is an option to remove a user account using just the command line.
1. Open a CMD window as an administrator.
2. Type or paste ‘net users’. To list who is listed as a user on the machine.
3. Type or paste ‘net user "Username" /delete’. Obviously you need to add the actual account name listed above between quotes instead of Username.
4. If you’re part of a domain, you may need to modify that command to include said domain. So type or paste ‘net user "Username" /delete /domain’ instead.
The effect is the same as above in that the user will no longer be able to log into the computer with their own account.
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