How to Remove “Other User” Login Options on Windows Computer?

In this article, we will discuss how to remove the additional user from a Windows computer and also provide the steps for the same.

In addition, the readers will also find the steps to add an additional user for the convenience of the readers. The steps provided below will be best suited for Windows 10.

How to Remove “Other User’ Login Options on Windows Computer?

The following steps must be followed to remove the additional account:

Step 1: Go to settings

Step 2: Click on “Accounts.”

Step 3: Click on “Family & other users”

Step 4:  Scroll down to “Other users.”

Step 5: Click on the account you want to remove.

Step 6: Two options will be made available, click on the second option, “Remove.”

Step 7: A pop-up will appear on the screen for confirmation.

Step 8: Click on “Delete account and data.”

The user’s account will be deleted. The user can add the same account again, but the data stored in Windows may not be retrieved. Therefore, the users must be cautious before deleting the account. The users are also advised to save the data before deleting the account permanently from Windows.

How to add “other user”on Windows?

The following steps must be followed to add other users on Windows.

Step 1: Step 1: Go to settings

Step 2: Click on “Accounts.”

Step 3: Click on “Family & other users”

Step 4:  Scroll down to “Other users.”

Step 5: Click on “Add someone else to this PC.”

Step 6: Enter your email and other details of your Microsoft account and the account will be added.

Note: The account must be an outlook account and not any other account, and if the other user has no account of his own, then he can create a new one by clicking on the create option.

In addition to the Microsoft account, the Windows users also have the space to add additional Email accounts, and the following passages will be helpful for them. 

How to add an Additional Email Account on Windows?

The following steps must be followed to “Add an account” in Windows.

Step 1: Go to settings.

Step 2: Click on” Email & accounts.”

Step 3: Click on “Add an account.”

Step 4: Click on the preferred account you want to add i.e,. Outlook, office 365, Google, etc.

Step 5: Enter the email or phone.

Step 6: Enter your password.

Step 7: Read the details your account needs access to and click on “Allow.”

Step 8: Enter your name and click on Sign in.

Step 9: Click on “Done.”

How to Delete an Additional Email Account on Windows?

The following steps must be followed to delete the additional Gmail account:

Step 1: Go to settings.

Step 2: Click on ”Email & accounts.”

Step 3: Under the additional account, click on “Manage” 

Step 4: A pop-up will appear on the screen with two options.

Step 5: Click on the last option, “Delete account from this device.”

Step 6: A confirmation pop-up will appear on the screen. Click on “Delete.”

Step 7: The additional account will be deleted and to go back to settings, click on “Done.”

Note: It must be kept in mind that the data from the account should be stored in cloud storage before deleting the account. The data itself will be deleted from the account when it is removed. A lot of Windows users find it difficult to retrieve their data once the account is deleted.

Conclusion:

The additional accounts are used especially when there are more than two users of the same computer and in order to not mix the data and complicate it, the separate accounts help in the segregation of data and maintaining privacy. 

The Windows 10 computer facilitates a space for the entire family to use the computer and save their files to the respective accounts and preserve it with a password which further helps in fulfilling the purpose of privacy.

FAQs

  • 1. Can you merge two Microsoft accounts?
  • No, it is not possible to merge two Microsoft accounts.

    2. Can two Microsoft accounts have the same emails?

    No, two Microsoft accounts can’t have the same email addresses as a username.

    3. Can two Microsoft accounts have the same phone number?

    Yes, two Microsoft accounts can have the same phone number. However, a security code will have to be entered each time you log in with a different account.

    4. Will deleting Microsoft accounts also delete my Gmail account?

    No, it would not delete your Gmail account for it is not associated with Gmail.

    5. Can we change the username for the Microsoft account?

    Yes, you can change the username for the Microsoft account.

    6. What is the major distinction between a Microsoft account and a Gmail account?

    The major distinction is of the services. A Microsoft account offers the services of Microsoft and a Gmail account provides the users with the services of Google.

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