How to delete an account from your PC

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How to delete an account from your Windows 10 PC

If you have a computer with an operating system Windows 10 and you want to underste how to get rid of the accounts that you no longer use, read carefully the contents of this chapter: below I am going to explain how to delete an access account for the operating system (both Microsoft and local) and how to log out from any Google profiles configured on the PC.




How to delete a Microsoft account from your PC

The steps to take for delete a Microsoft account from your PC and getting back to using a local account are really simple to put into practice. To do this, right click on the button Home (l'icona a forma di pennant at the bottom left), select the item Settings from the context menu and access the section Account.


Now, click on the item Your info which is on the left, then on the wording Log in with an account locale and premium pulsating NEXT to proceed to the next step, where you will be asked to enter your Microsoft account password.


After this last operation, click on the button OK and fill in the next screen by entering the information relating to the local account to use: username, Password access (twice in a row) e, if desired, a suggestion to remember it. Finally, save any open files and click on the button Disconnect and close, to log out of your Microsoft account and log in with the previously created profile.

How to delete a local account from the PC


Delete a local account from Windows 10 it is a very simple operation, even if it has administrative privileges. However, for the procedure to be successful, some very specific requirements must be met: firstly, the user profile to be deleted must have been disconnected from the computer; moreover, it is essential that the cancellation of a user takes place through an account with elevated privileges.

Consequently, for delete an administrator account from the system, at least one second must be configured on the same computer profile with elevated privileges. If you don't have one, do this: Right click on the button Home Windows (the icon in the form of pennant located in the lower left corner of the screen), select the item Settings from the menu that appears and choose the item Account, from the next window.


Now, access the sections Account and Family and other peopleclick on your button [+] located next to the wording Add another user to this PC e, when requested, enter the credentials of theMicrosoft account to use to log in (if necessary, you can create a new one by following the instructions in this guide).

If, on the other he, you do not want to associate the new administrative account with a Microsoft profile, click on the item I don't have this person's login information, Then Add a user without a Microsoft account and fill in the next screen with the required information: a name to assign to the profile, a Password to use to log in and three questions / answers safety.

Once you have created the "basic" account, you have to transform it into an administrative profile: to do this, go back to the sections Settings> Accounts> Family and other people Windows 10, click on the account you just created and then on the button Change account type.

Please note that creating a second account with elevated privileges is not necessary if you already have an Administrator profile and need to delete a user account with limited permissions.

At this point, you can proceed with deleting the profile you no longer want to keep: first, if necessary, restart the computer and log in using the administrative profile created previously. Afterwards, go to the areas again Settings> Accounts> Family and other people Windows 10, click onaccount you intend to delete (found in section Other users), push the button Remove, choose whether to keep or delete the user's personal data and that's it.


How to delete a Google account from PC

If you have paired a Google account a Windows 10, you can easily delete it by acting on the operating system settings. To do this, right click on the button Home, select the voice Settings from the proposed menu and reach the sections Account and Email and accounts (if trova a left).

Finally, click on theGoogle account to delete, press the button Manageclick onla voce Delete account from this device placed in the box that subsequently opens and finalizes everything by pressing the button Delete, bottom right.

If, on the other he, you are interested in dissociating the Google account from the Google Chrome browser, proceed as follows: start the program in question, click on the button (⋮) situato in alto a destra and seleciona la voce Settings from the menu that appears. Now, locate the name of your account from the section You and Googleclick on your button disable placed next to it and press again on disable to dissociate the account.

To also delete your favorites, history, passwords and everything associated with the Google account in question, put the check mark next to the appropriate box at the bottom, before clicking on disable.

If, on the other he, you intend to disconnect from Google services accessible through the browser, connected to the home page of the search engine, click on your avatar (or on initials of your name), at the top right, and click on the button Logout.

To completely erase the account traces, click on little man symbol that appears in the upper right corner of the Google page, click on the item Remove an account, by pressing the button negative (-) lead corresponding to the account to be disassociated and confirm everything by pressing the button Yes, remove.

How to delete an account from Mac

As regards the Mac, things do not differ so much from what has already been seen for Windows: even in this case, in fact, it is possible to easily proceed with the dissociation of the configured iCloud account, an unused local user profile or a Google account. Find everything explained below.

How to delete an iCloud account from Mac

To dissociate your profile iCloud from the Mac, proceed as follows: first, go to the System Preference by clicking on thegear resident in the bar Dockclick on your button Apple ID located at the top of the newly opened window (next to the you don't know), select the voice View from the left sidebar and press the button Go out…, located at the bottom. At this point, you choose whether or not to keep one copy of personal data on your computer (they will still be agolable on iCloud) and press the button Keep a copy / Continue to finalize everything.

If, on the other he, you do not want to delete your primary iCloud profile, but a secondary iCloud account (e.g. a profile configured for e-mail only), follow the instructions I am about to give you in the section dedicated to Google.

How to delete a local account from Mac

To delete a account locale that you no longer use from the Mac, it is essential that three fundamental conditions are met: first, it is necessary to carry out the logout from the profile to be deleted; secondly, the deletion of the profile must take place via a account capable of administering the computer.

Finally, if you intend to delete an administrative profile, you must make sure that on the Mac there is at least a second account with elevated privileges: if not, you can immediately create one by going to the System Preference (the icon ofgear placed on the bar Dock) and accessing the section Users and groups.

Now, click on the symbol of padlock located at the bottom left, enter the Mac admin password in the appropriate field and press the button Submit of the keyboard, in order to enable the changes. At this point, press the button [+] located at the bottom left and fill in the form proposed with the requested information: the full name of the user who owns the profile, the name account, the Password to log in e, if you wish, a suggestion to remember it.

So make sure the menu is drop down New account sia impostat his CEO and premium pulsating Create utente to create the new profile. Once this is done, you can finally proceed with deleting the "unwelcome" local account.

To proceed, log in with the administrative profile you just created (or at least with an administrative profile different from the one to be deleted), open the System preference and reach the section Users and groups. Now, click on the symbol of padlock to enable the changes, enter the Password of the user you logged in with and press the key Submit of the keyboard.

Finally, click on the name user to delete from the left sidebar, press the button [-] e, after specifying whether to save or delete the home folder, press the button Delete user to proceed with the cancellation of the account.

How to delete a Google account from Mac

If you have added a Google account to Mac to use it in Mail, Calendar or other applications, you can easily delete it via the System Preference. How? I'll explain it to you right away. To get started, open the aforementioned macOS screen by clicking on thegear located on the Dock, and access the section Internet account.

Next, select theGoogle account to delete, by clicking on its name which resides in the left sidebar, press the button [-] located at the bottom and choose whether to dissociate the account only from the Mac in use (Deactivate account) or from all devices sharing the same iCloud Keychain (Remove from all). The steps just seen are also valid for deleting any other account used with Mail, Contacts, Calendar and other apps.

Finally, if it is your intention to dissociate the Google account from Chrome or other browsers, you can follow the instructions I have given you in one of the previous sections of this guide.



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