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Friday, June 25, 2021

Easily Delete User Accounts

In case you have too many user accounts in your Windows 10 that are either not being used anymore, or you want to restrict someone’s access to your computer, you can remove them. Just keep in mind a few things:

  1. 1. You must be signed in as the administrator to do this.

  2. 2. You can’t delete the user account you’re currently signed in to.

  3. 3. Make sure to always have one Administrator account enabled to avoid not being able to perform actions that require an administrator.

Here’s how you remove a user account in Windows 10:

  1. 1. Go to the Start menu, then select Settings.

  2. Windows Start menu

  3. 2. Next, select “Accounts” from the options.Windows 10 Settings page

  4. 3. Then, select “Family and other users”.Accounts settings page

  5. 4. Select the user account you want to remove under “Other users” and then select “Remove”.

  6. 5. Accept the UAC (User Account Control) prompt.

  7. 6. Select “Delete account and data” to delete the account and the data, follow the instructions on the screen.

Another way you can do this is to delete a User account in the Command Prompt. Follow these steps:

  1. 1. Open a Command Prompt as described above.Command Prompt

  2. 2. Type in “net user” and then hit Enter to see a list of all the users.

  3. Command Prompt - 5
  4. 3. Type in “net user “User account” /delete” and then hit Enter again. Replace “User account” with the name of the account you want to delete.

  5. Command Prompt - 6

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