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Using Microsoft account can sign in all of Microsoft online services in Windows 10. But for some users who never try the services, it’s inconvenient for them to enter the password of Microsoft account in the login screen every time. Read this article, you will find some ways to remove Microsoft account from Windows 10.


Remove Microsoft Account in Windows 10 via Administrator Account

Case 1: You Set Microsoft Account As A Sign-in Option and Also Have An Administrator Account

If you have a Microsoft account but without administrator privilege, you may sign in Windows 10 with administrator account and then remove the Microsoft account in Windows settings.

Step 1: Sign in Windows 10 with administrator account. When you get into the desktop, press “Win” + “R” key to open “Run” window and then type in: control. Press “Enter”.

open control panel
Step 2: After you go into “Control Panel”, click “Change account type” under “User Accounts”.
change account type windows 10
Step 3: Choose the user you would like to remove.
remove Miscrosoft account from Windows 10
Step 4: Click “Delete the account”.
Step 5: Before you delete the target user account, Windows usually asks whether you would like to keep files or not. You may select “Delete Files” or “Keep Files”.
delete account files
Step 6: In the “Confirm Deletion” window, click “Delete Account”.
Step 7: After you delete the Microsoft account successfully, you will not see it in the “Manage account” screen.

Case 2: Microsoft Account Was Set As A Sign-in Option. No Administrator Account Is Available.

If you have a Microsoft account but without administrator privilege and there’s no administrator account, you can use Renee PassNow to create it. Next, you can sign in Windows with the new created administrator account and then remove the Microsoft account from Windows 10.

Step 1: Download and install Renee PassNow in any workable Windows computer. 

press to the download button

Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.

select rescue disk creation method

Step 3: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.

You will boot the target computer via a new created reset disk. Firstly, please hold a hot key to enter the BIOS menu and put CD-ROM or Removable Devices as the first choice. Please click here to know about how to change the boot order of your computer. After changing it successfully, please remember to save your setting and then restart your PC.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS

Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.

Reset password

Step 5: Click “Create new account” to create a new administrator.

The created administrator account named “Reneelab” with administrator rights, and its default password is “123456789”. You are able to change the password of target account with this new created administrator.

Create new account

Remove Microsoft Account via Changing Account Attributes

Confirm the User Account Type You Are Using

There are local account and Microsoft account in Windows 10. If you want to remove Microsoft account, you can change the sign-in option from Microsoft account to local account. Besides, you can confirm if you’re using Microsoft account via “Your info”. Please press “Win” + “I” key then click “Accounts”. Next, you will see your information of Microsoft account including email address and account name in the screen if you’re using Microsoft account to sign in Windows 10.
Windows 10 Microsoft account

Change Microsoft Account to Local Account

In fact, you don’t have to completely remove Microsoft account from Windows 10. You can change Microsoft account to local account. Just sign in Windows 10 with local account instead. Here are the steps of changing Microsoft account to local account.
Step 1: Press “Win” + “I” key to enter “Windows settings”. Click “Accounts”.
Windows settings
Step 2: Click “Your info” and then click “Sign in with a local account instead”.
Windows 10 Microsoft account
Step 3: Enter the password of Microsoft account, click “Next”.
enter the password of the Microsoft account
Step 4: Enter all required information. Click “Next”.
set the account name and password for the local account
Step 5: Finally, click “Sign out and finish”.
succeed to switch to local account

How to Remove Microsoft Account from Windows 10 If Forget the Password and Cannot Sign in?

When you sign in with Microsoft account, you will not access Windows 10 if you forget the password of Microsoft account. In this case, you can try two solutions to sign in again and then remove the Microsoft account from Windows 10.

Verify the Microsoft Account and Reset Password

Step 1: Click “I forgot my password” in the login screen. Then you will go on to the verification.

forgot Microsoft account
Step 2: Choose authentication way and enter the required information. Click “Send code”.
verify your identity
Step 3: Check the email and enter the code you receive. Click “Next”.
enter the code
Step 4: Reset the password. Just type a new one. Click “Next”.
Step 5: After the password is reset successfully, you can use the new password to sign in next time. Then you can try the methods mentioned above to remove Microsoft account from Windows 10.

Use Renee PassNow to Clear Password and Convert Microsoft Account to Local Account

Sometimes you may forget the Microsoft account’s password, it’s recommended to use Renee PassNow to clear the password and you will sign in Windows 10 again with no password.

More about Renee Passnow

Whole password reset process takes only 4 simple steps without damaging data inside! Do not require any professional knowledge or possible password combinations.

For local account and administrator, Renee Passsnow will remove the password directly.

For Microsoft account, Renee Passnow will turn the Microsoft account into local one and reserve all data inside the account.

Renee Passnow can help to recover data or transfer data inside the disk without running Windows.

Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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people has downloaded and reset the password successfully!

Here are detailed steps on how to reset login password with Renee PassNow.

Step 1: Download and install Renee PassNow in any workable Windows computer. 

press to the download button

Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.

select rescue disk creation method

Step 3: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.

You will boot the target computer via a new created reset disk. Firstly, please hold a hot key to enter the BIOS menu and put CD-ROM or Removable Devices as the first choice. Please click here to know about how to change the boot order of your computer. After changing it successfully, please remember to save your setting and then restart your PC.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS

Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.

Reset password

Step 5: Choose target account and then click “Clear Password”.

You can also recover Microsoft account in Windows 10/8.1/8. That is, Renee PassNow will convert the Microsoft account to a local account and the data or files inside it will still exist. After the software says that password is reset successfully, you can directly press “Enter” key to sign in next time.

Clear password