If you are using Windows 10, you can use your Microsoft account for login to the PC. Logging in using Microsoft account in Windows 10 actually gives a lot of benefit as it can sync your files and settings across computers. However, there are situations where you no longer want to associate your Microsoft account and instead create a local administrator account. This article shows how to remove Microsoft Account in Windows 10.
How to Remove Microsoft Account in Windows 10
Microsoft accounts mainly hotmail.com or outlook.com are free accounts that you can use to subscribe Microsoft services such as email, OneDrive, Skype, xBox, etc. During installation of Windows 10, you will be offered to use your Microsoft account as the user account for login to the PC. If you do, your Microsoft account will be by default granted with the administrator privilege.
Before you start removing Microsoft account in Windows 10, you must sign in to the computer using another administrator account other than the Microsoft account you want to remove. This could be the built-in administrator account, or the other Microsoft account or local account in the administrator group (you can read our other article for guidance to create a local administrator account in Windows 10).
When you have confirm the above requirement, the removal of a Microsoft Account in Windows 10 can be done in three simple steps below:
Step 1. Bring up the Windows Settings window by pressing the Windows + I key. On the interface, click on Accounts.
Step 2. On the left pane, click on “Family & other people” as pointed in arrow below. You will see all accounts in the computer.
Step 3. On the right pane, find the Microsoft account name that you want to remove. You can click on the name and see the email address to make sure it is the right account that you want to remove. When you are sure, click on the Remove button.
In this way, you can remove Microsoft account in Windows 10.