Administrators is the minimum group membership required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To delete a local user account
  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, click Users.


    • Computer Management\System Tools\Local Users and Groups\Users

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

Additional considerations

  • To perform this procedure, you must provide credentials for the Administrator account on the local computer (if you are prompted), or you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

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

  • A deleted user account cannot be recovered.

  • The Administrator account and the Guest account cannot be deleted.

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