How do I delete a user profile on a Windows 7 machine Stand-Alone machine/Domain?

How do I delete a user profile on a Windows 7 machine Stand-Alone machine/Domain?


                                                         Given Below are three methods. 


You can do it with the User Profiles dialog in System Properties:

  • Log in as different user (with admin privileges) than you want to delete
  • Open Properties for Computer
  • Advanced system settings (on the left side)
  • Settings for User Profiles (in the middle)
  • Select the profile you want to delete and click the delete button

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clear user local profile via registry:


  1. Press on Start > Run >Regedit
  2. Navigate to the following registry key :“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  3. Under ProfileList navigate to binary key’s like this: S-1-5-21-3656904587-1668747452-4095529-500
  4. On the right side under ProfileImagePath you’ll see the profile path.
  5. Chose the one with the desired user and delete the long registry key like: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”


Group Policy over the Network


GPO: Computer Configuration \ Policies \ Administrative Templates \ System \ User Profiles This seems the perfect answer for deleting old domain users

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