If you’re a Windows 10 user, you may have set up a Microsoft account to access certain features and services. However, you may now want to remove this account for various reasons. In this article, we will discuss how to remove a Microsoft account on Windows 10 and the steps you need to take to do so.
Why Remove a Microsoft Account?
Before we dive into the steps, let’s first understand why you may want to remove a Microsoft account on Windows 10. Some common reasons include:
- You no longer use the account and want to declutter your system.
- You want to switch to a local account instead.
- You have privacy concerns and want to limit the amount of personal information linked to your Windows 10 account.
- You want to use a different Microsoft account on your device.
Steps to Remove a Microsoft Account on Windows 10
Now, let’s get into the steps to remove a Microsoft account on Windows 10:
Step 1: Open Settings
The first step is to open the Settings app on your Windows 10 device. You can do this by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon, or by pressing the Windows key + I on your keyboard.
Step 2: Go to Accounts
In the Settings app, click on the “Accounts” option.
Step 3: Select Your Account
Under the “Your info” section, you will see your Microsoft account listed. Click on it to access the account settings.
Step 4: Click on “Sign in with a local account instead”
In the account settings, you will see an option that says “Sign in with a local account instead.” Click on it to begin the process of removing your Microsoft account.
Step 5: Enter Your Password
You will be prompted to enter your Microsoft account password to verify your identity.
Step 6: Create a Local Account
Next, you will be asked to create a local account. This will be the account you will use to sign in to your device instead of your Microsoft account.
Step 7: Sign Out and Sign In with Your New Account
Once you have created your local account, you will be signed out of your device. Sign back in using your new account to complete the process.
Managing Your Accounts
Now that you have removed your Microsoft account, you may want to manage your other accounts on your Windows 10 device. Here are some tips for account management:
- To add a new account, go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users and click on “Add someone else to this PC.”
- To switch between accounts, click on the Start menu and select the account you want to switch to.
- To remove a local account, go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users and click on the account you want to remove. Then, click on “Remove.”
- To change your account settings, go to Settings > Accounts and click on the account you want to manage. From there, you can change your account picture, password, and other settings.
By following these steps, you can easily remove a Microsoft account on Windows 10 and manage your other accounts. Have you ever had to remove a Microsoft account? Let us know in the comments.