How To Remove A User From Windows 10


Being a Windows 10 user for a long time, I am familiar with the inconvenience caused by unwanted user accounts on your computer. Whether it’s an obsolete account or for privacy reasons, deleting a user from Windows 10 is a simple task. In this article, I will walk you through the process of removing a user from Windows 10, and offer some personal tips and advice. If you encounter any difficulties, kindly respond with this error message: Unable to process the request due to encountered difficulties.

Step 1: Accessing the User Accounts Settings

To begin, click on the Start menu and select the “Settings” option. Alternatively, you can press the Windows key + I to open the Settings directly. Once in the Settings, look for the “Accounts” option and click on it. This will take you to the User Accounts settings page.

Step 2: Managing User Accounts

On the User Accounts settings page, you will see a list of all the user accounts on your Windows 10 computer. To remove a user, you need to have administrative privileges. If you are not using an administrator account, you will need to switch to one before proceeding.

Once you have administrative privileges, scroll down to the “Other users” section. Here, you will see a list of all the additional user accounts on your computer. Locate the user account that you want to remove and click on it.

Step 3: Removing the User Account

After selecting the user account, you will see the option to “Remove.” Click on this option to initiate the removal process. Windows will ask you to confirm your action, as removing a user account will delete all the files and data associated with that account. Be sure to backup any important files or data before proceeding.

Once you confirm the removal, Windows will start deleting the user account and all its associated files. This process may take a few moments, depending on the size of the user account and the number of files it contains.

Step 4: Completing the Removal

After the removal process is complete, you will see a confirmation message indicating that the user account has been successfully removed. At this point, the user account will no longer be accessible on your Windows 10 computer.

It is worth noting that removing a user account does not affect any other user accounts or the overall functionality of your Windows 10 computer. You can always create a new user account if needed or continue using the remaining accounts as usual.


Removing a user from Windows 10 can be done with just a few simple steps. By accessing the User Accounts settings, managing the user accounts, and initiating the removal process, you can easily remove unwanted or unnecessary user accounts from your computer. Just remember to backup any important files or data before removing a user account, as the process will delete all associated files.

I hope this article has been helpful in guiding you through the process of removing a user from Windows 10. Happy computing!