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Thursday, June 2, 2011

How to Delete a User Account in Windows 7

This document is a guide on how to delete a user account in Windows 7. This can be useful when you have a user account that is no longer in use or if you had just created a user account for a test. When deleting a user account, you have the option to retain the files associated with that user account or to delete them along with the account.

  1. Click on the Start icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
    Start button
  2. Type in the search box "user accounts" without the quotations, under Control Panel. Select Add or remove user accounts.

    Control Panel

  3. Double-click on the account that you would like to delete.

    User account list
  4. Select Delete the account. If the account is password protected, you will need to enter the password.

    Make changes to account
  5. The system will give you the option of whether or not to save the files in that user account. If it's not necessary to keep them, click on Delete Files. Otherwise, select Keep Files.

    Delete files
  6. Confirm that you want to delete the account by selecting Delete Account.

    Confirm delete account
  7. The account and all of its files have now been deleted.

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