To turn the guest account on or off

You must have a computer administrator account to turn on and turn off the guest account.

1.

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.

2.

Click Guest.

3.

Do one of the following:

To turn on the guest account, click Turn On the Guest Account.

The guest account is activated. Now a user without a user account on the computer can log on to the computer at the Welcome screen.

To turn off the guest account, click Turn off the guest account.

The guest account will be deactivated. Now, users without a user account on the computer will not be able to log on to the computer.

Note

To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts

Users who log on to the computer using the guest account do not have access to password-protected files, folders, or settings.

For more information about user accounts, click Related Topics.

Related Topics

Turn the Welcome screen on or off

Turn Fast User Switching on or off

Types of user accounts



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