Windows 11 offers a variety of user accounts to manage different levels of access and control on your computer. The Administrator account is one such account that has the highest level of privileges, allowing you to make system-wide changes and install software.
However, there may be instances where you no longer need the Administrator account or want to remove it for security reasons. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to remove the Administrator account in Windows 11.
Step 1: Open the Settings App
To begin, click on the Start button in the taskbar and select the gear icon to open the Settings app. Alternatively, you can press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to quickly open the Settings app.
Step 2: Navigate to the Accounts Section
Within the Settings app, locate and click on the ‘Accounts’ option. This will take you to the accounts settings where you can manage user accounts on your Windows 11 system.
Step 3: Access the Family & Other Users Settings
In the left sidebar of the Accounts settings, click on the ‘Family & other users’ tab. Here, you will find options to manage user accounts other than the Administrator account.
Step 4: Remove the Administrator Account
Scroll down to the ‘Other users’ section and find the Administrator account that you want to remove. Click on the account name to expand the options and then click on the ‘Remove’ button.
A confirmation prompt will appear asking if you want to permanently delete the account and its data. Make sure you have backed up any important files associated with the Administrator account before proceeding. Click ‘Delete account and data’ to confirm the removal.
Step 5: Restart Your Computer
After removing the Administrator account, it is recommended to restart your computer to apply the changes. Once your computer restarts, the Administrator account will no longer be available.
Removing the Administrator account in Windows 11 can help enhance the security of your computer by limiting the number of accounts with administrative privileges. However, it is crucial to ensure that you have an alternative account with administrative access before removing the Administrator account.
By following the simple steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily remove the Administrator account and manage user accounts on your Windows 11 system.