Re: OneNote - garbage software - I did not know this was a title
How did OneNote get onto my computer.
OneNote and OneDrive are both Microsoft Products so they got bundled in with the OS and/or your Office install. These items are included to help boost your productivity and connectivity. However, they certainly are not mandatory.
As others said, you can uninstall via Power Shell or use Control Panel > Programs and Features to remove them. Getting rid of OneNote is fairly straightforward.
For OneDrive it is a bit more circuitous. On the TaskBar click on "Show Hidden Icons"
Right click the OneDrive icon in the tray and select Settings.
On the settings tab:
Uncheck the box to have OneDrive start when you sign in and click the "Unlink" button.
You've now uncoupled your computer from your OneDrive cloud storage. (Yes, mine is unlinked... But that's because I'm using the advanced method of controlling my OneDrive as a network drive I connect to manually and sync my files with by hand. But what I've shown will eliminate your files syncing to the cloud at OneDrive.)
Next, open File Explorer and find OneDrive.
Any files that show in there should be moved to a location on your hard drive for archiving and you can sort through them later to see what needs to be saved and where.
Once you have your archiving done, you can delete anything inside OneDrive on your computer. It should all be duplicates anyway. That's what OneDrive does on PC. It backs up files for you to the cloud...
On your PC browser navigate to onedrive.live.com and sign in with your Microsoft Account. Empty your folders there, but for safety you should inspect and make sure you are not destroying your only copy of some files...
When you complete all these processes you should reboot.
Like others, I think you are giving up some powerful tools. However, you didn't ask for opinions, you asked for solutions. I hope I provided some solutions for you.