Before you close your account, take the time to tie up loose ends, cancel subscriptions, and make sure you don’t leave anything important behind—whether files in your OneDrive, stuff on Xbox, emails in Outlook.com, or more. When you’re sure you’re ready:

  1. Go to Close your account and follow the instructions to sign in.

  2. Check that the page shows the Microsoft account you want to close, then click Next.

  3. Read the list, and click the checkboxes to acknowledge you’ve read each item.

  4. In the Select a reason drop-down list, choose the reason you're closing the account.

  5. Click Mark account for closure.

Learn more about what to take care of before closing your Microsoft account.

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