When Windows 10 is installed, at one point in the process it is requested to enter an email from Hotmail or Outlook so that when logging into the system it is done with this user online. This has been developed to allow the synchronization to be available from all the devices from where you log in with that account and so that the applications and the process in general are done in a comprehensive way..
But there is the possibility that several accounts have been added in Windows 10 which results in multiple users, various processes and in the end some of these users no longer log in to the computer. That is why in this tutorial we are going to see how we can delete and unlink a Microsoft account in Windows 10 so that in this way you know how to delete that account in the event that it is no longer necessary.
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How to delete Microsoft account in Windows 10
The first thing to do is go to "Start - Settings":
There we access "Accounts - Email and accounts", click on the current account and then click on "Manage":
This will open the Microsoft website with our account settings:
In the "Devices" section we click on "All devices". In the next window we locate the computer where the account to be deleted is:
There we go to the contextual menu of the computer and click on "Remove PC" or "Remove laptop" depending on the type of device:
The following pop-up window will open, in it we activate the "I'm ready to remove this PC" box:
We click on "Remove" to confirm the process.
This will first unlink the computer to the account that we are going to delete.
We exit the browser.
Now we open Run and there we enter "netplwiz":
Click on OK and the following window will open:
We check that the account cannot be removed.
We go back to "Settings - Accounts" and this time we go to the "Your information" section, we will see the following:
We see that the account is online with Microsoft, we click on "Sign in with a local account instead" and the following pop-up window will open:
We click Next and we must enter the password or PIN of the equipment:
After this we fill in the data of the new local user in Windows 10:
We click Next to see a summary of the new type of account:
We click on "Close session and finish" to apply the changes, we close the session:
After this we log in again:
Once we log in we go back to "Settings - Accounts" and in "Your information" we check that it is now a local account:
We go to the section "Email and accounts", there we click on the account and now it is possible to click "Remove":
The following message will be displayed:
Apply the changes by clicking Yes and the account will be deleted:
These are the complete steps to delete a Microsoft account in Windows 10..