Posted On 11 Feb 2021
Question: How Do I Delete a Microsoft User Profile?
The capacity to add multiple user accounts to Windows 10 is extremely useful for security: if a number of people are using the same computer, you can ensure privacy for all of them by setting up separate user accounts. However, at some time you may wish to remove a user, either because you don’t want them to access the computer any longer or because they simply don’t need the account. This is a very simple process for anyone with access an Administrator account on a Windows 10 computer.
To begin, select the Windows icon on your home screen and initiate a search for “Settings”, then open it. Select “Accounts”, followed by “Family & other users”, then all you have to do is choose the account you wish to delete and click on “Remove”, selecting “Delete account and data” on the resulting popup.
It should be noted that this method can only be used for users categorised as “Other users”. If a user is part of your Windows 10 “family”, a slightly different procedure is required: visit https://account.microsoft.com/family/ and login to your Microsoft account is; this will lead you on a page showing every account that’s part of your Microsoft “family”. Simply click on the “Remove from family” option beneath the name of the user you want to remove, and it’s done.
Do remember that removing a user will delete all their documents, data, et cetera, as such, you may wish to discuss with them any requirements they may have for backing up their data before removing their account.