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Friday, June 25, 2021

How to Delete Microsoft Account from Windows

You can delete an account from Windows Settings. This will remove the account from your device, but not from the Microsoft servers. There are additional steps you need to take to make that happen.

Delete your account locally:

  1. 1. Click on the Windows button.

  2. 2. Click on the Settings icon.

  3. settings

  4. 3. Go to the Accounts section.

  5. account
  6. 4. Access the Your Account tab.
  7. 5. Find the Remove Account option at the bottom.

Keep in mind that you can’t actually delete an account if you’re signed in with it. So, before you do that, log into another account, or just create a local account and then follow the above-mentioned steps.

Are You Looking for a Local Removal Only?

Another way to delete a Microsoft account, or all of them for that matter, from your local machine, is to reinstall your Windows. Every once in a while, this is a good idea anyway. It will clean your entire system, give you a fresh start, and boost the performance.

It will also ensure that your machine is free of viruses, malware, spyware, and corrupted files. Not to mention the boost in boot speed for the first few weeks. Furthermore, by doing this you can then choose just the Microsoft account you’re sure you want to use.

Delete Your Account from the Microsoft Servers

This is where things get real. By the time you reach this point, you should be firmly convinced that it’s an action you want to take.

  1. Log into your Microsoft account on the Microsoft website.
  2. Enter your credentials and sign in.
  3. Click on ‘Next’ in the lower left-hand corner
  4. Verify your identity with your email address or phone number.
  5. Enter the verification code.
  6. Start checking all the boxes on the reminders that pop up.
  7. Finally, select a reason for leaving.
  8. Click on the option to ‘Mark account for closure’.
  9. Click the Done button.

Note that Microsoft gives you the option to go back on your decision as long as you prove your identity and sign in within a two-month period.

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