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 employ.
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:
If you are the computer Administrator it is not
possible to Delete your own account without first
creating another Administrator account.
- Click the Start button.
- From the Start menu, Click the Control Panel
- In Control panel, Click the User Account
- The User Account window will open.
- Look at the Make changes to your account
options and, Click Manage another account.
- The User Account Control will ask you for
permission to continue.
- If you are the Administrator 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 continue.
- In the Choose the account you want to change
window, Click the name of the user you wish to
- The Make changes to account window will now
- From the list of options, Click on the
Delete the account option.
- You will now be asked if you want to keep
the files relating to this account. If the files
are important then Click the Keep Files button.
- Keeping the files enables Windows to
automatically save the contents of the Desktop,
Documents, Favorites, Music, Pictures and Video
folders that relate to this account.
- If the files are not important then Click
the Delete Files button.
- You will be asked to Confirm that you
actually wish to delete this User Account. If
you still want to Delete it then Click the
Delete Account button.
- Once the Delete Account button has been
pressed the relevant account will be deleted for