How To Remove Microsoft Account From Windows 10

If you want to remove your Microsoft account from your windows 10 laptop, desktop, etc device, this tutorial has covered you. The same guide covers how to switch from the main account to a local account, add another user account to your PC, and create a user login password.

A Microsoft account gives you access to all products and services offered by a signed-in user on Windows 10 device with a single click. Once you sign in, you are able to synchronize and access all of your files, photos, people, and content, including Skype, Outlook, Edge, Bing search, Office 365, One drive, Surface, Store, MSN messenger, Cortana, and Xbox for gaming without having to sign in again.

Removing your Microsoft account sign in from Windows 10, you cease access to connected products and services. Depending on the reason you have, for example, wanting to return the computer to a vendor over malfunction, having sold your desktop, or laptop PC and wanting to acquire a new one, etc, following the instructions below to complete the sign-out.

How to remove Microsoft account from windows 10 PC

  • Click “Start”
  • Click “Settings”
  • Click “Accounts”
  • Click “MS Account” you want to remove
  • Click “Remove”
  • Click “Yes” to confirm

Once you confirm by clicking yes, your account will be removed and all access to certain products that require a login will be reversed. You will be prompted to sign in again in order to access such Microsoft services as well as synchronize your settings, files, folders, documents, etc.

Add New User Account on Windows 10

  • Click “Start”
  • Click “Settings”
  • Click “Accounts”
  • Click “Add User” you want to remove
  • Enter “Email Address”
  • Click “Next”
  • Enter “Password”
  • Click “Next”

Instead of removing the account, you can switch to the new one you create, assuming you are not entirely disposing of your device. This should help you keep some information intact since the new account will also be able to synchronize settings, files, etc.

Create a password for a Local MS account on Windows 8

  • Hover “Mouse” to the corner
  • Click “Settings”
  • Click “Change PC Settings”
  • Click “Users”
  • Click “Create Password” under Sign in
  • Enter “New Password”
  • Re-enter “Password”
  • Enter “Password Hint”
  • Click “Next”

You have successfully created a password for local my Microsoft account. This means that access to your computer logon will require one to enter the password. This secures your Windows PC from unauthorized use by anyone, similarly to when you change your AOL mail password to lock out others.

Final Word

By accessing Microsoft account settings from your Windows 10 device and following the instructions above, you will be done with the account removal. The entire process takes only a few seconds although disconnects you from access to certain services and products that require sign-in. The next time you want to add a local account, create a password, or switch from the main account, this guide should help you.


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