removing a microsoft account from a Windows 10 laptop

My husband kindly set up my new laptop for me when I was busy but thoughtlessly used his Microsoft account not mine. Now I find I can't find anyway to remove it and replace it with mine.  Any help would be much appreciated.


To help resolve your concern, we suggest that you add a local account first on your PC, before removing the other account. Follow the steps below:

  • To create a local account on your Windows 10 PC:

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
  2. Type netplwiz, and then click OK.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Click Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended).
  5. Click Local account, type a username, and a password (if you'd like one).
  6. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  7. Sign out of the Microsoft account you want to delete, sign in using the local account you created, and then remove the account you want to delete.

  • To remove a Microsoft account from your Windows 10 PC:

  1. Click the Start button, and then click Settings.
  2. Click Accounts, scroll down, and then click the Microsoft account you would like to delete.
  3. Click Remove, and then click Yes.

Let us know how it goes.

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Last updated September 29, 2020 Views 737,472 Applies to: