Sometimes, users may want to change or remove the administrator Microsoft account from their windows 11 or windows 10 computers for any reason. However, removing Microsoft admin account can’t accomplish in one step, especially if you are logged in using that account.
This topic will show you how to remove or delete Microsoft Administrator account and how to delete Microsoft account email in windows 11 & Windows 10 using CMD, PowerShell, Control Panel and Computer Management.
I will guide with 4 different ways to remove Microsoft Administrator account and email from your Hp, Lenovo, Asus, Acer laptop or desktop, in order to change Microsoft account in windows 11 and windows 10 OS.
How to Remove Microsoft Account from Control Panel?
To delete user account using Control panel, do the followings:
Press “Windows logo + R” keys from keyboard to open “Run” tool
Type “Control Panel” without quotation marks and then press Enter to open the control panel
Open “User Accounts” and then select “Remove User Accounts” option
If you have only one account, you can’t delete it until you have added another admin account.
To add new account, do the followings:
Click on “Add a new user account in PC settings” option below the list of accounts in control panel, or press Windows Logo + X key from keyboard to open Settings app
Click on Accounts option from left panel and then select “Other Users” option
Click on “Add Account” option
Type a desired new name for the new account in the first text box
Add a new password for the new account in the second text box, and retype the password in the third text box
Select any security question and then add an answer to it, after that click Next to create the new user account
Back to control panel and refresh the display to show the new account
Select the new account and then click on Change the account type option
Enable Administrator option and then select Change account type option
Back to account lists and then select the old account that you want to delete
Change the account type to Standard
How to fix this error: “Windows can’t delete an account that is currently signed in” ?
If you are trying to delete the old account before you log in with the new account, you will get an error message saying that: Windows can’t delete an account that is currently signed in. To fix that, do the followings:
Sign out and then login using the newly created account.
Select the old user account and then click on Delete the account option
After that, open control panel and navigate to User Accounts list
If you want to keep all files of old account, select Keep Files option, or select Delete Files option to delete the selected account and all associated files.
Click on Delete account to confirm deletion.
As you can see on the video, the admin account and associated Microsoft account deleted successfully.
How to Delete User Account from Computer Management?
To delete user account using Computer Management console, do the followings:
Right click on Start menu (or press Windows Logo + X key from keyboard) and then select “Computer Management” option
Expand Local User and Groups node under Computer Management option an then select “Users” node
Right click on the account that you want to delete and then select “Delete” option
How to Remove Microsoft Account from Windows 11 Using Command Prompt?
To remove administrator account using CMD, do the followings:
Type CMD into search box and then run Command Prompt as administrator
Type this command and press Enter to delete the Microsoft account:
NET USER <UserAccount> /DELETE
For example, to delete an account named ValiumMedia, type this command and press enter:
NET USER VALIUMMEDIA /DELETE
As you can see on the video, Testing account deleted successfully.
How to Remove Administrator Account Using PowerShell Command?
To remove User account using PowerShell in windows 11 or windows 10, do the followings:
Right click on Start menu and then select Windows Terminal (Admin) option
If you have a user account called VMTechs, you can delete it using the following command:
REMOVE-LOCALUSER -NAME “VMTechs”
How to Change Microsoft Account in Windows 11 and Windows 10?
To change Microsoft account email, do the followings:
Right click on Start icon (or press Windows Logo + X key from keyboard) and then select “Settings” option
Click on “Accounts” option on the left side panel
Click on Sign in icon
Type the new email address and click Next
Type the password and click Sign in
Type the local password of current windows user or add a new password if you have not added it previously, and then click Next
Add a 4-digits login PIN to use it for quick login instead of typing a long password each time you start your computer.
Here we have done, and the email changed successfully.
Read this topic to see how to change computer password in windows 10 and windows 11 laptops.
To see how to remove Microsoft admin account and email and how to change admin account in windows 10 or windows 11 step by step, watch this video: