How to Delete and Disable Administrator Account on Windows 10/8/7 With/Without Password
For one reason or another, you may have created several Administrator accounts on a Windows computer. However, as time goes, you must have found some Administrator accounts are useless. Deleting an Administrator becomes urgent.
To remove an Admin account is as easy as to delete a standard account if you know the password.Delete Administrator Account Windows 10
Things get tricky when you want to delete an Administrator account without knowing the password or admin rights.
But the upside is that you can get the solutions here to delete an Amin account on Windows 10/8/7 with or without a password.
- Part 1. Remove Windows 10/8/7 Administrator Account With Password
- Part 2. Delete Admin Account from Windows 10/8/7 Without Password
- Part 3. Disable Administrator Account on Windows 10/8/7
- Part 4. FAQs of Deleting Admin Account on Windows 10
Part 1. Remove Windows 10/8/7 Administrator Account With Password
There are 4 ways to delete Admin account on Windows 10/8/7 computer.
Way 1. Remove Windows 10 Administrator Account Via Settings on PCStep 1Click the Start icon and choose Settings. Step 2Click Accounts. Step 3Navigate the Other users tab from the left pane as a built-in Administrator. Or select Family & other users as a local Administrator. Step 4Click the Administrator account that you want to delete, and click Remove. Step 5Then a pop-up window will appear and notify that all the data with this Admin account will also be removed from this PC. You just need to click Delete account and data to confirm that.
If the Admin account you selected is a Microsoft account, then the Microsoft account will be removed from the sign-in formation, and delete the person’s Microsoft account.
Way 2. Delete Windows 10 Administrator Account Though Control Panel
Control Panel can also help you to delete an Administrator. Here is how.Step 1Right-click the Windows icon and select Control Panel. You can also search Control Panel to open it. Step 2Click User Accounts. Step 3Click Remove user accounts. Step 4Select the Administrator that you want to remove. Step 5Click Delete the account option from the left pane. Step 6Click Delete Files in the pop-up window to delete the Administrator account with the data connected with the account.
Way 3. Erase Administrator Account on Windows Using Netplwiz
Netplwiz is a useful application on Windows computer to manage the user account. Here, you can use it to delete the Administrator account on Windows 10.Step 1Press Windows + R key to open the Run box. Input netplwiz and click OK to open the User Accounts dialog. Step 2Select the Administrator that you want to erase, and click the Remove button. Step 3On the following prompt dialog, click Yes to delete the administrator account from Windows 10 computer.
Way 4. Remove Windows 10 Administrator Account with Command Prompt
Windows Command Prompt is also a way of deleting an Administrator account on Windows 10 computer.Step 1 Press Windows + X to open the Command Prompt. Alternatively, search Command Prompt and Run as administrator. Step 2Type the following command:
net user username /delete
Replace username with the administrator account name.
For example, net user test /delete, means you want to delete an administrator named as a test from your Windows 10 computer.
Finally, press Enter, and the Admin account will be removed from your PC instantly.
Now, the deleted Administrator account will get no access to your PC data. What’s more, you can free up more space for a Windows computer.
Part 2. Delete Admin Account from Windows 10/8/7 Without Password
Things get tricky when you forgot the Administrator account password and want to delete other Admin accounts. Because you have to do 2 things:
- 1. Recover, reset, or delete the Admin account on Windows PC.
- 2. Log in to Windows PC as the Admin account and remove other Administrator accounts.
The big bummer is how to log in to an Admin account when you forgot the password.
But with a little hackery, you can make it.
Just get a Windows password removal software to delete the Admin account, and then you can easily remove it.
imyPass Windows Password Reset is the recommended tool to reset Windows login password to be blank. It can help you erase passwords for the Admin account and Standard account on Windows 10/8/7. Besides, it can help you create a guest account to access this PC even if you forgot Administrator’ password.
All the process of removing Admin account password can be done safely without losing data.
Here’s how to get started:Step 1Create a bootable disk
Download and run imyPass Windows Password Reset on an available computer.
It offers you 2 ways to create a bootable disk, CD/DVD drive and USB flash drive. Just insert a blank CD/DVD drive or USB flash drive into this computer to burn the bootable disc.
Then choose Burn CD/DVD, or Burn USB based on your plan.
When the burning process is done, just click OK and eject your burned disk, and exit this software.
Note: While creating a burned drive from a USB flash drive, this software will format the drive, and do not forget to back up the original data on this disk.Step 2Boot locked Windows 10 PC
Plug the burned disk into the locked Windows 10 PC where you forgot the login password.
Next, restart the Windows 10 PC and press F12 or ESC on the keyboard to enter Boot menu.
The way of entering Boot menu is slightly different from different branded Windows 10 computers like HP, Lenovo, ASUS, etc. Check it here to know how your computer enters the boot menu.
Then, use the arrow-down or arrow-up key to highlight your inserted burned disk and press Enter in the Boot Menu interface.
After that, save and exit Boot Menu.
Whereafter, your Windows 10 PC will reboot automatically.Step 3Remove forgotten Admin password
After your PC reboots, the interface of imyPass Windows Password Reset will appear.
Select the OS, if you have several OS versions installed on this PC.
Click the Admin account that you want to remove the password.
After that, click Reset Password and click OK in the popup window.
Then this software will delete the Admin account password and set it to be blank immediately.
The last step is to eject the burned disk and reboot your Windows 10 PC.
You can log in to your PC with the Admin account and follow the 4 ways in part 1 to delete other Administrator accounts.
Part 3. Disable Administrator Account on Windows 10/8/7
If you add several administrator accounts to your work PC or family PC, but do not want to allow the accounts to access data on your PC, you can disable the Admin account, instead of deleting it.Step 1Right-click the Windows menu (or press Windows + X) to select Computer Management. Step 2Expand Local Users and Groups and select Users. Step 3Select the Administrator account, right-click on it then click Properties. Step 4Check Account is disabled, click Apply then OK.
Then you will find the Admin account login will be removed on startup or lock screen.
To enable it, just repeat the above steps and uncheck the option of Account is disabled.
Part 4. FAQs of Deleting Admin Account on Windows 10
What happens if I delete an Administrator account on Windows 10?
If you delete an Administrator on Windows 10 PC, the Administrator will go from your PC login screen. The account user cannot log in to your PC. Meanwhile, all his data on his desktop, downloads, documents, photos, music, and other files will be deleted permanently.
Is disabling an Admin account the same as deleting an Admin account?
No. Deleting an Administrator account means you remove the account with the data under this account from your PC. The account goes permanently. Disabling an Administrator account means you just hide the account, no one can log in to your PC with this account, the data under this account are still on your PC safely.
Can I recover a deleted Administrator account?
No. The deleted Administrator account cannot be restored. But you can create a new Admin account.
Deleting the useless Administrator account can release drive space, and block others log in to your PC for accessing data. This page is a full guide to remove an Administrator account on Windows 10. Even if you forgot the Admin password, you can also reset the Administrator account password to be blank and log in to your PC to remove other Administrator accounts. The deleted accounts will not be restored, and do not forget to backup PC data before deletion.