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2 Tips to Remove/Delete Administrator Account in Windows 10

All of them just need admin access on computer to remove or delete administrator account in Windows 10 PC settings, Control Panel etc. However, if you cannot sign in or have no admin rights, what can you do when you can't run Windows 10 as administrator account? Is there any way that can remove administrator account from Windows 10?

It seems really messy but don’t need to worry. The article would demonstrate 2 available options to remove or delete administrator account on Windows 10 without password or admin rights.

  1. Option 1: Delete administrator account in Windows 10 without password
  2. Option 2: Remove administrator account in Windows 10 without admin rights

Note:

It is recommended that while you plan to delete an administrator account, it is better to back up all the files and folders to a different location first, because probably you would lose the data after admin account deletion.

Option 1: Delete administrator account in Windows 10 without password

Windows 10 installation disc is a good and free option for you to delete administrator account directly without login while you have no access or no admin rights to computer.

1. Boot your Windows 10 computer from installation disc.

2. Press Shift + F10 and replace the utilman.exe with cmd.exe using command line.

replace utilman with cmd using installation disc

3. Type wpeutil reboot and exit installation disc instantly to reboot computer from hard drive.

4. When Windows 10 boots to login screen, click the ease of access icon to run Command Prompt without login.

5. Type the command "net user username /delete" and press Enter to delete administrator account without password login or admin rights.

delete administrator account in windows 10 without password

Such a Windows 10 install disc also works in the same way to reset Windows 10 local admin password, create new administrator account in Windows 10 when cannot sign in. Just need to change the command line used to reset password or add/delete user account. So you can keep it in safe place or learn to create a Windows 10 installation disc when you need.

 

Option 2: Remove administrator account in Windows 10 without admin rights

As is known, the key to remove administrator account in Windows 10 is the admin access on computer. So what you need to do at first is to get Windows 10 administrator privileges while you can’t or don’t want to take installation disc to delete administrator account.

1. Remove Windows 10 administrator forgotten password
2. Add new administrator account to Windows 10

The two means would easily grant you administrator privileges to Windows 10 computer with help of iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius. After you get admin access to Windows 10, please follow ways below to remove or delete administrator account in Windows 10.

4 Ways to Remove or Delete Administrator Account in Windows 10

Way 1: Remove Windows 10 administrator account in PC settings

1. Click Start menu and choose Settings to open PC settings.

2. Choose Accounts and then Family & other users in Settings.

3. Go to Other users section and click the administrator account you want to remove. Click Remove.

choose administrator account to remove in pc settings

4. When a dialog pops up, click "Delete account and data" to delete the account. All of the account data will be removed and lost.

delete administrator account and data

 

Way 2: Delete administrator account in Windows 10 Control Panel

1. Press Win + X and choose Control Panel in pop-up menu to open Control Panel.

2. Choose "User Accounts > User Accounts > Manage another account" in Control Panel.

manage another user in control panel

3. Click the administrator account you want to remove or delete in user list.

choose admin account to delete in control panel

4. Now you can make changes to this administrator account, just like "Delete the account".

delete administrator account in control panel

5. Make sure if you want to delete files or keep files before really delete the administrator account.

delete or keep account data

 

Way 3: Delete administrator account in Windows 10 using command prompt

1. Open Command Prompt (Admin) with combination keys "Win + X".

2. Type command "net user username /delete" and press Enter to delete the user account.

Just type the administrator account name instead of characters "username" and it would be deleted instantly.

delete administrator account in windows 10 with command prompt

 

Way 4: Remove administrator account in Windows 10 by "netplwiz"

1. Go to the Run box (Win + R) and type "netplwiz". Click OK.

run netplwiz command in windows 10

2. When User Accounts dialog opens, check the box "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer".

3. From users for this computer, choose the administrator account you want to delete, and tap on Remove button.

choose administrator account to remove in user account

4. On following prompt dialog, click Yes to remove the administrator account from Windows 10 computer.

confirm administrator account deletion

Conclusion:

Administrator account and its password is the safeguard to Windows 10 system. While you delete or remove it for any reasons, the system protection will be removed automatically. In order to keep your Windows 10 computer safe all the time, it is necessary to create an admin account and prevent access to Windows 10 without password. And iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius could help you to do this at any moment.

 

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