How to Completely Delete Microsoft Account on Windows 10 - Windows Basics


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

How to Completely Delete Microsoft Account on Windows 10

Deleting a Microsoft account on Windows 10 will help you remove the account completely to log in to another Microsoft account, or when you do not want to synchronize data information across devices via a Microsoft account. Deleting a Microsoft account on a computer is also considered deleting a User account on Windows 10. The following article will guide you to delete an account on Windows.

Replace, remove from computer and delete Microsoft account

To completely remove your Microsoft account, you need to go through a three-step process:

  • First, create a local account to log in to your Windows computer, replacing the logged in user with the Microsoft account you want to delete.
  • Second, remove the Microsoft account as a user from the Windows computer.
  • Finally, completely remove the account from the Microsoft server.

Note: once an account is wiped clean from Microsoft, from all servers, your data on the account will be irrecoverably lost. So before deciding to delete, you should save what's important in your account.

A. Create a local account - Local Account on Windows 10 computer

Before deleting your Microsoft account on the website, first make sure that you have deleted your Microsoft account on your Windows 10 computer.

To do this you must log in on another user account - such as the Local account. If you don't have a Local account, you can create a new Local account.

1. Open the Settings application by clicking the Settings icon on the Start menu or pressing the Windows + I key combination.

2. On the Settings, click Account (Your accounts, email, sync, work, family).

3. Click Family and other users, then click on the user account you want to delete and then click Add someone else to this PC.

4. The Sign dialog box appears. You'll see Windows asking for a Microsoft account like Windows, Office,, OneDrive, Skype, or Xbox.

The Sign dialog box appears when clicking create a new user on windows

5. Since we are creating a new User, you will click on I don't have this person's sign-in information and click Next to continue.

6. An information sheet that requires filling out will appear to create a new Microsoft account. We will not fill in any information in this section, but click Add a user without a Microsoft account, then Next to continue.

7. The information filling interface appears. Users need to fill in new account information, password, should include special characters in the password to increase security.

8. In addition, you can add security questions so that if you forget your password, you can use them to retrieve it. Click Next to continue.

9. Immediately after that, the account you just created will appear in Other User with the Local Account section.

Sign out of the Micorsoft account you want to delete, then log back in with the Local account you just created.

B. How to delete a Microsoft account on Windows 10

1. First, press the Windows + I key combination to open the Settings on the computer. Then we click on the Account item to see the accounts that are logged in on Windows 10.

2. When your Microsoft account is an Admin account on the computer, we need to click on Your Info to view account information.

3. Looking to the side we will see the Microsoft account information as the Admin account on the Windows 10 computer.

4. To delete the Microsoft account that is acting as an Admin account on your computer, scroll down and click Stop Signing in to all Microsoft apps automatically. Then the Microsoft account will log out of the Windows computer.

In case you want to completely remove your Microsoft account from your computer, continue below

5. Next, click on the Email and app accounts item in the menu on the left side of the interface.

6. Then you look to the side and you will see all Microsoft accounts signed in on Windows 10 computers. Click on the account you want to remove on the computer and then click Remove.

7. Now display the message as shown below, we click on Yes to agree to delete this account. So after you have deleted this account completely from your Windows 10 computer, this email will no longer appear.

C. How to completely remove Microsoft account?

After you have deleted your Microsoft account on your computer, the next step is to delete your Microsoft account on the Micorosoft website.

Before that, you should pay attention to cleaning up your account data, such as credit card information, deleting emails, cleaning junk, removing sensitive files and backing up important files. When everything is ready, follow the steps below:

1. Open any browser on your computer and navigate to

2. Next enter your Microsoft account username in the Email, Phone or Skype box.

3. Enter your Microsoft account password in the Password box and then Sign in to your account.

4. After switching to the account's welcome interface, navigate to the horizontal Security tab at the top of the screen and select More security options at the bottom of the page.

5. Next step, scroll down to the bottom of the displayed page, click the Close my account option.

6. After selecting Close my account, a message appears asking you to do a few things before closing your account. Click Next to continue.

7. You will then be taken to the final confirmation interface. Select all check boxes to confirm that you understand and agree that a range of services will be removed and lost.

Select a reason to close the account from the drop-down menu on the Select a reason line, then click Mark account for closure.

8. Click Done to finish.

So it's done! However, you will see a message that Microsoft still gives you 60 days to think. During this period, you can reactivate your account at any time, just by answering a few security questions. And after 60 days of no change, this account will completely disappear.

To completely remove a Microsoft account from computers and servers, it takes a lot of work, but the steps are very simple you can easily do it yourself.

Good luck!

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