How to delete local user accounts on Windows 10?

After having issues with Win 10 taskbar, which still dosen't function normally, I allowed a MS tech access to my PC. To correct the taskbar issue, he created another User account as administrator, stating that the original user account was probably corrupted. Not all user accounts can access all programs and files. Can I delete all user accounts and have only the administrator account with total access to every function of my PC? I do not have a need for multiple user accounts.                

OS: Windows 10 Home Edition CPU: Intel 2.80GHz RAM: 3.00 GB System Type: 32-bit OS, x 64-based processor 

Original title: Multiple user PC access


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Last updated April 2, 2020 Views 137,185 Applies to:

Hi Marvin,

Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

I understand your concern about delete the multiple user accounts on your device. We will help you with this issue.

Try few of the below troubleshooting steps to delete local user account and check if it helps.

Note: When you want to delete a user account from your computer:

  • You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to delete a user account.

  • You will not be able to delete a user account that is currently signed in. You will need to sign out the user first.

  • Be sure to always have at least one enabled administrator account on the PC to avoid not being able to perform actions that require administrator rights.

Step 1: Steps to Remove a User Account in Settings

  1. Press Windows key, click on Settings.

  2. Click on Account, click on Family and other users.

  3. Select the user you want to delete under Other users and click on Remove.

  4. Accept the UAC (User Account Control) prompt.

  5. Select Delete account and data if you wish to delete account and the data and follow onscreen instructions.


Step 2: Steps to Delete a User Account in Command Prompt

  1. Press Windows + X keys from the keyboard, select Command Prompt (Admin).

  2. Type net user and hit Enter to list the user accounts on your device.

  3. Type net user "User account " /delete and hit Enter to delete the user account.

Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.

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