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How to Remove a Microsoft Account from Windows 10

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When you create a user account on a Windows 10 computer, you can either create a local user account (which requires a combination of a username and password to log in) or a Microsoft account (which is tethered to the email address you use to create it and which requires the email address you created the account with and the password to log in). Having a Microsoft account on a Windows 10 computer not only guarantees security (you can’t have a Microsoft account on Windows 10 without a password) but also allows for seamless integration with Microsoft products and services.

However, some users would much rather have a local user account on their computer than a user account that is not only tethered to their Microsoft account but also requires their Microsoft account to log in. Fortunately, there is no requirement for you to have a Microsoft account on Windows 10 to be able to use it – you can still use Windows 10 in all of its glory if you have a local user account. That being the case, it is entirely possible to remove a Microsoft account from Windows 10. The following are the two different ways you can go about removing a Microsoft account from Windows 10:

Method 1: Convert your existing Microsoft account into a local user account

An existing Microsoft account on a Windows 10 computer can simply be converted into a local user account. This is the ideal course of action for Windows 10 users with just one Microsoft account on their computers or users who want to remove their Microsoft account from within the Microsoft account itself. To use this method to remove a Microsoft account from Windows 10, you need to:

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Accounts.
  4. Locate and click on Sign in with a local account instead in the right pane of the window.
  5. Type in your password, click on Next and follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to convert the Microsoft account into a local user account.
  6. Repeat steps 13.
  7. In the right pane of the window, scroll down to the Other accounts you use section and locate and click on the Microsoft account you want to remove from your computer to select it.
  8. Click on Remove.
  9. Follow the onscreen instructions and prompts to remove the Microsoft account from your computer.

Method 2: Log in to another Administrator account and remove the Microsoft account

You can also remove a Microsoft account from Windows 10 if you simply log in to an account on your computer that is not the Microsoft account you want to remove (any user account – Microsoft account or local user account, doesn’t really matter – will do, as long as it is an Administrator account and not a Standard User account). If you would like to use this method, simply log in to an Administrator account on your computer that is not the Microsoft account you want to remove, and then:

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  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Click on Accounts
  4. In the left pane of the window, click on Family & other users.
  5. In the right pane of the window, locate and click on the Microsoft account you want to remove from your computer to select it.
  6. Click on Remove.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions, and on the “Delete account and data?” screen, click on Delete account and data to confirm the removal of the Microsoft account from your computer. 

As soon as you do so, the target Microsoft account will be successfully and completely removed from your computer. Be warned, however – the Microsoft account will take all of its secrets to the grave, meaning that any data stored on the account at the time of removal will be gone forever once the Microsoft account has been removed.

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How to Remove a Microsoft Account from Windows 10

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