How to Delete a User Account on Windows 8

Whether you’re selling your computer/tablet and need to get rid of a user account, or need to wipe an old employee off of a company computer, there are a number of reasons why you might have to delete a user account on Windows 8. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1
Open the charms bar and click/tap “Settings.” Near the top of the Settings menu, you will see a “Control Panel” option. Click to open the Control Panel.

Step 2
From the Control Panel, select the “User Accounts and Family Safety” option. You will be greeted with a new menu allowing you to manage User Accounts, Family Safety, and Credentials. Click the User Accounts link.

Step 3
The next menu should have an option that says, “Manage another account.” Click on this link to open a window with a list of the accounts registered on the device.

Step 4
Find the account you want to delete and double click it. This action will open a “Change an Account” page.

Step 5
From the new menu, click the “Delete the account” link to wipe it off the system! If asked to confirm the deletion, do so: just make sure you are deleting the account you actually want to get rid of.

Whether you are preparing your Windows computer or tablet to be sold, or just want to do some spring-cleaning on your system, deleting user accounts can be a good way to reduce clutter. Use the above steps to walk through this process.

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