How to Remove a device from your Microsoft account

Get rid of the old Windows devices that are connected to your Microsoft account with simple steps.

Prajwal Desai
Posted by Prajwal Desai
How to Remove a device from your Microsoft account

In this tutorial, I will show you how to remove a device from your Microsoft account. If you have too many old devices linked to your Microsoft account, they can be removed with easy steps.

Adding a device to your Microsoft account helps you see its warranty status, get support or request service. Linking your Hotmail or Outlook account with your device is highly recommended when you purchase a new PC or a laptop. Another advantage is that you can also find or lock your device if it’s lost.

Microsoft allows you to remove the devices associated with your account. When you sign in to Windows 11 or 10 with your Microsoft account, those devices are associated with your account.

Unlinking a device from your Microsoft account should be done when you aren’t using those old devices any more. The old devices here could be your virtual machines or physical devices such as PCs or laptops. Moreover, if you have joined insider program on Windows 11, you may want to disassociate several devices that you had signed up for earlier.

How does Microsoft link your account to the device?

Adding a device to your Microsoft account is quick and easy. When you sign in to a Microsoft account, the computer you’re using becomes linked to your account. Once the device is linked to your account, it is added under account.microsoft.com/devices. The sign-in can be done at the time of installing Windows 11 or even after you log in to Windows 11.

Linking a device with your Microsoft account is not compulsory and you can use Windows 11 normally. However, switching from a local account to a Microsoft account provides more benefits.

Steps to remove a device from your Microsoft account

Follow these steps to remove a device from your Microsoft account:

Step 1: Open the browser and go to account.microsoft.com/devices. Sign in with your Microsoft account.

Remove a device from your Microsoft account
Remove a device from your Microsoft account

Step 2: Now you will find a list of devices that you had previously linked with your Microsoft account. Select a device and click on Info & Support as shown in the below screenshot, to see the information for the selected device.

Remove a device from your Microsoft account
Remove a device from your Microsoft account

Step 3: On the selected device page, review the specifications of the device and select the option “Remove this device“.

Remove a device from your Microsoft account
Remove a device from your Microsoft account

Step 4: Select the checkbox, I’m ready to remove this device, then select Remove. This action will unlink the selected device from your account.

Remove a device from your Microsoft account
Remove a device from your Microsoft account

Step 5: Shortly, a dialog box appears confirming “Device Removed“. Click on OK to dismiss the box. Refresh your browser, and now you will notice that the old device has been removed from your Microsoft account.

Device removed from Microsoft account
Device removed from Microsoft account

If you have multiple devices that are connected to your Microsoft account, you’ll need to remove them individually using the steps provided above.

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Prajwal Desai is a Microsoft MVP in Intune and SCCM. He writes articles on SCCM, Intune, Windows 365, Windows Server, Windows 11, WordPress and other topics, with the goal of providing people with useful information.
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