How to Disable a User Account on Windows 11

Many times you create a family member’s accounts and later on you don’t need to use them. If there are absolute user accounts on your Windows 11 PC and you want to remove them, it’s pretty simple to disable a user account.

You can do it through Windows Settings, editing the Registry File or Command Prompt. Once you disable the user profile, your Windows 11 PC won’t show it anywhere, including the user switch menu. Hence, if you are looking for ways to enable or disable user profiles in Windows 11, you are reading the right article.

In this article, I will explain a step-by-step guide on enabling or disabling a user profile/account in Windows 11.

Disable a User Account on Windows 11

To get started, all you need is to click Windows Search and search for Computer Management and open the results.

Once you get to the Computer Management Window, click the “Users” under the “Local Users and Groups” section. Next, right-click on the user account you want to disable and select Properties.

Place a checkmark in the “Account is disabled” option on the General tab and click Apply.

Disable a User Account Using Command Prompt,


To disable a user account using the Windows 11 command prompt, search for command prompt and run as administrator.


Run the following command:

net use <UserAccountName> /acitve:no

That’s all! In this case imran1 account is de-activated.

If you’ve changed your mind and want to enable the user again, all you need is to navigate to the same location and uncheck the “Account is disabled” option.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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