How to Remove Microsoft Account from Windows 10

Windows 10 requires a registered Microsoft account to sign-in to the administrator account. There are several benefits of singing in with the registered Microsoft account, including the availability to Windows 10 store, Apps synchronization, and Windows email, etc.

If you want to delete your Microsoft account permanently from Windows 10, you have to create a local account in Windows 10. This is a straightforward task, and this article is aided with the pictorial steps to remove a Microsoft Account from Windows 10.


Click on the start menu icon and then click on Settings icon on the left side.

Windows Settings will open on your desktop, click on the Accounts settings option there.

In Accounts Settings, navigate to Family and Other Users on the left-hand side of the opened window.

Look at the right-hand side and navigate to Other users. Click on Add someone else to this PC.

By default, Windows 10 will ask you to add the credentials for a registered Microsoft account. You can create a local account by clicking on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.

In the next window, click on Add a user without a Microsoft account.

Enter the details of the local account and click on Next at the bottom of the opened window.

A local account is now created and visible in Other Users option.

Click on the Windows 10 Start button and then again click on your current Windows account icon. Few options will pop up, click on the created Local Account there to sign-in to the local account in Windows 10.

You are now in your local account in Windows 10. Navigate to the Windows 10 Accounts settings and click on the Email and Accounts option. On the right-hand side, you will find your Microsoft account.  Click on the Microsoft account icon and then click on Remove.

A Delete account and data warning will appear on your desktop, click on Delete account and data option at the bottom of this warning window. This will delete your Microsoft account from Windows 10.

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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