How to Remove Microsoft Administrator Account From Windows 11?

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2024 by

If you have recently upgraded to Windows 11, you may have noticed that your Microsoft account has been automatically set as the administrator account. While this may be convenient for some users, others may prefer to have a local administrator account instead. In this article, we will discuss how to remove the Microsoft administrator account from Windows 11.

Why Remove the Microsoft Administrator Account?

Before we dive into the steps, let’s first understand why you may want to remove the Microsoft administrator account. Some users may prefer to have a local administrator account for security reasons, as it is not linked to any online account. Others may simply prefer to have a separate account for work and personal use. Whatever the reason may be, removing the Microsoft administrator account is a simple process.

Step 1: Create a Local Administrator Account

Before you can remove the Microsoft administrator account, you will need to create a local administrator account. To do this, go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users. Click on “Add account” and select “Local account”. Follow the prompts to create a new local administrator account.

Step 2: Sign Out of the Microsoft Administrator Account

Once you have created the local administrator account, you will need to sign out of the Microsoft administrator account. To do this, click on the Start button and then click on your profile picture. Select “Sign out” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Sign in to the Local Administrator Account

After signing out of the Microsoft administrator account, sign in to the local administrator account that you just created. This will ensure that you have all the necessary permissions to remove the Microsoft administrator account.

Step 4: Remove the Microsoft Administrator Account

Now that you are signed in to the local administrator account, you can remove the Microsoft administrator account. Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & other users. Select the Microsoft administrator account and click on “Remove”. You will be prompted to confirm the removal, click on “Delete account and data” to proceed.

Step 5: Sign in to the Local Administrator Account Again

After removing the Microsoft administrator account, you will need to sign in to the local administrator account again. This will ensure that all the changes have been applied successfully.

Step 6: Optional – Change the Local Administrator Account Name

If you want to change the name of the local administrator account, you can do so by going to Settings > Accounts > Your info. Click on “Manage my Microsoft account” and sign in with your Microsoft account credentials. From here, you can change the name of the local administrator account.

Conclusion

Removing the Microsoft administrator account from Windows 11 is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. By creating a local administrator account, you can have more control over your device and its settings. Have you removed the Microsoft administrator account from your Windows 11 device? Let us know in the comments.

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