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How to remove old users from This PC > Users

  1. #1


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1

    How to remove old users from This PC > Users


    I have a few Temp logons recently, and then had to copy my profile over to a new user account. Creation of the new user account seems to have gone pretty well, once I signed into my Microsoft account, everything associated with it is as it should be.

    However, there a few of the older "Users" listed under This PC, which are not shown at the manage accounts page. Is there a simple way to delete the old accounts that are not in use. Deleting hem from file explorer did not work. Thanks.

    This PC: I'd like to delete "ADMIN 2" and "Andrew"
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    Under Manage accounts:
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  2. #2


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Computer Management


    Can you see the old accounts if you check "Local Users and Groups" in Computer Management?


    1. Search for Computer Management
    2. Run it as Administrator
    3. You may need to add the "Local Users and Groups" snap-in


    Tutorial
    User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Can you see the old accounts if you check "Local Users and Groups" in Computer Management?


    1. Search for Computer Management
    2. Run it as Administrator
    3. You may need to add the "Local Users and Groups" snap-in


    Tutorial
    User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Looks like that ^ feature is not available in the version of Windows 8.1 update 1 that I have.
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Are you using Windows 8 Home or Pro. I believe it will work only with the Pro version of windows.
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  5. #5


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Jagger View Post
    Looks like that ^ feature is not available in the version of Windows 8.1 update 1 that I have.
    Sorry.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Jagger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Can you see the old accounts if you check "Local Users and Groups" in Computer Management?


    1. Search for Computer Management
    2. Run it as Administrator
    3. You may need to add the "Local Users and Groups" snap-in


    Tutorial
    User Account - Delete - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Looks like that ^ feature is not available in the version of Windows 8.1 update 1 that I have.
    Click image for larger version

    Are you able to delete the user account using another option in the tutorial?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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