Windows 8.1 remove Microsoft Account
Posted on 2014-02-14
Migrating to Windows 8.1 in a Corporate environment. During original setup, I created the Microsoft Live/Hotmail sign-in so I could do some initial software installs. Once the IT department got involved, they created another user account which utilizes my domain/network credentials. It's the only thing I will ever sign on with now, so I have no use or desire for the Microsoft Account, but it still exists. Is there a way to remove it entirely like it never happened? At the very least, when I boot the machine I would like it to bring me directly to my domain user account sign in screen every time (but not auto login). Just to clarify - there's no need to actually delete or eliminate the MS email account I created. I just want it out of my OS installation.