• 23 Mar, 2023

How to Remove a User from Your Windows 10 Device

How to Remove a User from Your Windows 10 Device

There are a few various methods you can use to remove a user from your Windows 10 computer. We'll demonstrate how to delete a user profile from your computer and erase a user account from Windows 10.

If you're like most people, your Windows 10 computer likely has a few extra users you don't need. You may easily and swiftly delete them after reading this blog post!

Have you ever considered deleting a user from your Windows 10 device? You can follow the instructions in this article to remove a user from your Windows 10 machine. This is how you do it.



1 Introduction

If you need to detach a user from your Windows 10 device for any reason, you can do it in some different ways. This guide will show you the steps to remove a local or Microsoft account from your computer.


How to Remove a User from the Windows 10 Operating System

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Windows 10 offers several ways to remove a user from your PC. If you need to terminate someone's access to your computer, you can delete their account. This will also delete that user's files, so ensure you have backups of any important files before proceeding. You can disable their account if you want to hold on to the user's files but remove their ability to sign in.


Why you Would Want to Remove a User from Windows 10

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There are some reasons you might want to remove a user from your Windows 10 device. Maybe you're selling the device and don't want the new owner to have access to your personal information. Perhaps you're sharing the machine with someone and want to separate your files. Or you're just trying to clean up your user list.

Removing a user from Windows 10 is a pretty simple process. Here's how to do it.


What to do After Removing a User from Windows 10

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If you've recently removed a user from your Windows 10 device, you should do some things to ensure that your device is secure. Here's what you need to do:

-Change your password: The first thing you should do after removing a user from your device is change your password. This will help to ensure that the removed user does not have access to your device.

-Update your security settings: After changing your password, you should also update your security settings. This includes adding a new PIN or fingerprint if you still need to do so.

-Remove any shared files: If you have any files that were shared with the removed user, be sure to remove them. This will help to prevent the user from accessing these files.

-Disable any shared devices: If you have any shared devices with the removed user, be sure to disable them. This includes printers, scanners, and other devices to which the user may have access.


How to Remove a User from the Windows 10 Registry

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If you plan to delete a user from your Windows 10 registry, you should know a few things in advance. For one, you'll need to be logged in as an administrator account to make changes to the registry. You'll also need to know the exact name of the user account you want to delete. And finally, Before making any changes, it is generally a good idea to back up your registry.

With those caveats in mind, let's get started. To remove a user from the Windows 10 registry:

1. To launch the Run dialogue box, press the Windows key plus R on your keyboard.

2. Type Regedit in the race dialogue box and hit Enter.

3. Find the following key in the Registry Editor box that pops up:

ProfileList can be found at HKEY LOCAL MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion.

4. Under the ProfileList key, you should see a series of subkeys that look like this: S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx-xxxx

These subkeys correspond to each user account on your computer. To find the subkey for the user you want to delete, look at the ProfileImagePath value for each subkey and find the one that matches the name of the user account you want to delete.

For example, if I tried to delete the "John Doe" user account, I would look for a subkey with a ProfileImagePath value of "C:\Users\John Doe." The string of numbers and letters after "S-1-5-" differs for every subkey, so don't worry about that part. Just focus on finding the correct ProfileImagePath value. If you can't find the correct subkey by looking at ProfileImagePath values, you can try looking at the RefCount and State values; however, these values can sometimes be misleading, so it's best to stick with ProfileImagePath if possible. Once you've found the correct subkey for the user, you want to delete, right-click on it and select Delete from the menu that appears.

5confirm that you want to delete the key by clicking Yes when prompted by Registry Editor


How to Remove a User from the Windows 10 Computer

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If you need to detach a user from your Windows 10 computer, there are some different ways you can do it. Here's a look at the options.

One way to remove a user is to delete their user account. This can be done by a move to the Settings app and selecting Accounts. Select Family & Other Users from there, and then find the user you want to remove. Select them and then choose Remove.

As an alternative, you can choose User Accounts under Control Panel. Then you can delete the account after selecting the user whose account you want to delete. Make careful use of the option to remove any files connected to the account.

If you want to some the user from your computer but keep their files intact, you can go to the Settings app and select Accounts. Select Family & Other Users from there, and then find the user you want to remove. Select them and then choose Remove without deleting their files.


How to Remove a User from the Windows 10 Network

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1. On the Windows 10 machine, press the Windows key and "X" simultaneously, then select "Control Panel" from the pop-up menu.

2. In "Control Panel," select "Network and Sharing Center."

3. In the left panel of "Network and Sharing Center," select "Change advanced sharing settings."

4. Expand the section labeled "All Networks," then scroll down to the option "Turn off password-protected sharing."

5. Select the radio button next to "Turn off password secured sharing," then click "Save changes."

6. Exit the "Control Panel," then restart your computer.


How to Remove a User from the Windows 10 Domain

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Use the following steps to remove a user from the Windows 10 domain:

1. Click Start and then click Settings.

2. In the Settings window, click Accounts.

3. In the Accounts window, click Family & other users.

4. Under Other users, find the user you want to delete from the domain and click Remove.

5. In the Remove dialog box, click Remove.



You will need to access the user settings to remove someone from your device. You can do this by going into Settings and then clicking Accounts. Once you are there, click on the account you want to be removed and then click on the Remove button. You will be taken through a couple of prompts before it is done.




  • Click the Windows Start button. This button is positioned withinside the lower-left nook of your screen.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Then pick out Accounts.
  • Select Family & different users.
  • Choose the admin account you need to delete.
  • Click on Remove.
  • Finally, choose Delete account and data.


How to delete a user on Windows 11

Launch Start. To open Computer Management, perform a search and select the top result. Click the user's right mouse button and choose Delete. Follow this route while you navigate: Users are located under Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups.


  • Press the Windows key + R, then kind regedit.exe, after which hit enter.
  • Select one of the consumer profiles (those with the lengthy listing of numbers)
  • Look on the ProfileImagePath to discover which bills you need to delete.
  • Right-click on and pick Delete.


You must log in to Windows with a local account to erase your Microsoft account from Windows 10 (or 11). Therefore, if your Microsoft account is the only one on Windows, when you log in, first switch to your local account and then delete your Microsoft account.


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