How do I remove the Microsoft account from Windows 10?

Answered by Edward Huber

To remove a Microsoft account from your Windows 10 PC, you can follow these step-by-step instructions:

1. Start by clicking the Start button located at the bottom left corner of your screen. This will open the Start menu.

2. From the Start menu, click on the Settings icon, which looks like a gear. This will open the Settings app.

3. Within the Settings app, locate and click on the “Accounts” option. It is usually represented by a silhouette of a person.

4. Once you are in the Accounts settings, scroll down until you find the section labeled “Your info.” Here, you will see the Microsoft account(s) that are currently linked to your Windows 10 PC.

5. Click on the Microsoft account that you want to remove. This will open the account settings for that specific account.

6. Within the account settings, you should see an option labeled “Remove.” Click on this option.

7. A confirmation dialog box will appear, asking if you really want to remove the account. Read the message carefully and make sure you understand the consequences of removing the account.

8. If you are certain that you want to proceed, click on the “Yes” button. This will initiate the removal process.

9. Windows 10 will now remove the Microsoft account from your PC. This may take a few moments, depending on your system’s speed and the amount of data associated with the account.

10. Once the account removal process is complete, you will no longer see the account listed under the “Your info” section in the Accounts settings.

It’s important to note that removing a Microsoft account from your Windows 10 PC will also remove any associated data and settings, such as saved passwords, personalized preferences, and synced files. Therefore, it’s recommended to back up any important data before proceeding with the removal.

Also, keep in mind that if you remove a Microsoft account that is currently being used to sign in to your Windows 10 PC, you will need to have an alternative local account or another Microsoft account to log in to your computer.

I hope these instructions help you remove the Microsoft account from your Windows 10 PC successfully. If you have any further questions or encounter any issues, feel free to ask for assistance.