To delete a user account


Open Computer Management


In the console tree, click Users.


Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users


Right-click the user account you want to delete, and then click Delete.


To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management

When you need to remove user accounts, it is a good idea to disable the accounts first. When you are certain that disabling the account has not caused a problem, you can safely delete it.

A deleted user account cannot be recovered.

The built-in Administrator and Guest accounts cannot be deleted.

Related Topics

Local Users and Groups overview

Change the password for a user

Create a new user account

Delete a user account

Disable or activate a user account

Modify a user account

Rename a user account

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