How to delete a user account in Windows 7

If you have a user account on your computer that is not being used, you can permanently remove it by deleting it.

  1. Click to open User Accounts.
  2. Click Manage another account.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Click the account you want to delete, and then click Delete the account.
  4. Decide if you want to keep or delete the files created under the account by clicking Keep Files or Delete Files.
  5. Click Delete Account.


When you delete a user account, you can choose whether you want to keep the files created under that account; however, e-mail messages and computer settings for the account will be deleted.