Delete Your Microsoft Account

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Today we are going to show you how to delete your Microsoft account. Now some of you may not be surprised by the fact that there is no option anywhere, in any of these sections that we have clicked on, to let you easily and quickly delete your account. However, if you know where to click you can still easily and quickly delete your account. It just takes a little bit of time.

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    We are going to click on 'get account help'.
    That is located under 'basic info'. Again, to easily and quickly delete your Microsoft account, navigate to basic info and click on get account help. Click on 'get account help'.
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    Now this is going to open up a window for us, which you should not be surprised to find, has no reference to deleting your account.
    That's fine.
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    Let's go up here to the search window and type in 'close account'.
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    Here are the Windows.com results.
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    "How to closure Microsoft accounts".
    That is exactly what we're looking for. It tells us learn how you can close your Microsoft account, including which steps to take and what to check before you close your account. Let's click on this.
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    Now, for some of you who may have other services attached to the account, such as Skype, Office, you may even have a OneDrive account with lots of pictures and documents.
    When you delete your Microsoft account, all that stuff goes away. So you want to make sure anything that you've created from your Microsoft account doesn't get deleted or anything that is associated with your Microsoft account. Maybe you have an old Skype ID that you've been using for years, and you've associated that with your Microsoft account and you didn't realize that when you did that your Skype and your Microsoft account were basically married. Deleting that may negatively impact your Skype account. You want to make sure that doesn't happen. So, detach and remove everything that you plan on continuing to use. There is a link here for closing a Microsoft account. You will want to click on that if you have those things.
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    If you don't have those things see you have a 60 day waiting period which you can read about here.
    That means you have basically two months if you decide that you have changed your mind and you are in love with Microsoft again or you want your account back or anything else. You can get it back.
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    So, we are going to click on the 'close your account' option since I already have a Microsoft account anyway.
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    And now it's going to tell us that in order to protect your account even though I'm logging in on a trusted device, which I don't normally have to enter a password in, I need to give them a password.
    This is to help stop someone from deleting my account.
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    I have to first enter in my email address and then I have to click on the send code isn't that special.
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    'Sending code'.
    Now the code has arrived. Give me a moment to step out and access that code. Here is the code, I am going to put the code in. 'I sign in frequently on this device. Don't ask me for a code', even though I am deleting it, and even though I already checked that that is fine. So let's submit this.
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    Here we go.
    "Tired of waiting for security codes? You don't have to wait. Instead, try an app on your smartphone." We are not going to do that we are deleting the account. I think this is bad marketing but that is really not part of this tutorial. If you wanted to set up something like this on your phone, that’s great. It looks like it is probably a good idea. It looks like two-factor authentication.
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    We're going to skip that, 'set that up later', because we are deleting our Microsoft account.Make sure the account is ready to close.
    "Before you marked this account for closure, you'll want to: cancel any subscriptions", which we did, "use up your account balances", we don't have any. If you did have account balances you would lose them. "Set up automatic email replies", during the 60 day period your account will still receive lead emails. You may want to create an auto-reply to say to people "Hi,, I am not here anymore". In my case, we don't need to do that, but you could do that. The next option we have is to cancel and get out of this or click next. I am going to go ahead and click next.
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    We are going to mark this account for closure.
    And they are going to tell us that we need to check all these boxes.
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    We know we may lose any account balances.
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    We know we will lose access to Outlook.com.
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    We know that devices using this account will not work.
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    We know the content might not work the way we want it to.
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    We know that we will lose access to data that we have stored anywhere.
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    'Select a reason'- I am combining Microsoft accounts.
    This is great. No one needs to have any hurt feelings. We are still using Microsoft. This was for test purposes but that is not an option.
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    Oh, here we go.
    I use a different Microsoft account in don't need to use this one.
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    'Mark account for closure'.
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    Okay, "You can cancel the closure and reopen your account by signing back in within 60 days.
    To reopen, you’ll need to be able to prove you are you using your current account security info". That's great, thanks guys. We click on 'done'.
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    Now we are out it is done it is finished.
    Your account has been deleted. Congratulations. You can now set up another Microsoft account or switch to something else. Thank you for using VisiHow. We look forward to seeing you in our other videos. Let us know if you have any questions or comments in the section below and have a great day.
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