91. Delete A User Account
Deleting a user account will only become
necessary when the person concern either stops using
your computer or, if you are a business, leaves your
Once the user account has been deleted the person
to whom it belonged can no longer access the
computer using his/her log on credentials.
To delete a user account proceed as follows:
1/ Click the Start button.
2/ From the Start menu, Click
the Control Panel option.
3/ In the Control panel window, Click the
User Account icon.
4/ The User Account window will
5/ In the Make changes to your account
list of options, Click Manage another
6/ User Account Control will now
kick in and will ask permission for
you to continue. If you are the
Administrator then simply Click the
Continue button. If you are not the
Administrator then you will need to obtain,
from the administrator, the user name
and password before you can
7/ In the Choose the account you want to
change window, Click the name of the user
you wish to delete.
8/ The Make changes to account
window will now appear.
9/ From the list of options, Click on the
Delete the account option.
You should be aware that, if you are the computer
Administrator, it is not possible to
Delete your own account without
first creating another Administrator account.
10/ The next window asks if you want to
keep the files relating to this account.
11/ If you want to keep the files, Click the
Keep Files button. Keeping the
files enables windows to automatically save the
contents of the desktop, documents, favourties,
music, pictures and video folders that relate to
12/ If you don't want to keep the files, simply
Click the Delete Files button.
13/ Again you are asked to confirm
that you actually want to delete
these user account, so Click the Delete
14/ One you have Clicked on the Delete
Account button the account will be
deleted for good.