You want to share your PC with someone else, this might be your family member, office worker, or friend. But you don’t want to let anyone change settings, install apps, and access private files. Well, the Guest user account could solve your problem. You can create a guest account on Windows 10, and then share your PC with anyone without having any fear.
As you’ve noticed, there is no option available to set up Windows 10 guest account because Microsoft removed this option with Windows 10. However, you can still set up a guest account on Windows 10, not directly, but indirectly.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through “how to create a Guest Account on Windows 10”.
Although you can enable hidden guest account using Command Prompt or Group Policy editor, this doesn’t work. And when you’ll try to login with the guest account, you’ll be forced to log into the admin account instead.
So, how to add a guest account on Windows 10 that actually works?
Here’s how you can create guest account.
Create a Guest Account on Windows 10
To make a guest account on Windows 10. We’ll first create a local user account then remove the account from the local users’ group and add it to the guests’ user group.
This sounds difficult, but it’s quite easy. Here’s how.
- Click the start menu button.
- Search “Command Prompt”, and then right-click the Command Prompt in the search result and run as administrator.
- In the command prompt, type the following command to create a new local user account.
Command: net user Newuser /add /active:yes
Be sure, here we’re using “Newuser” as a user name, you can replace this with whatever name you want to use for your guest user.
- Once the new user account created, now set the password.
- Type the following command to set the password.
Command: net user Newuser *
Enter your password twice respectively, and then finish this.
If you don’t need to set the password, then you can leave the password blank, to skip this use the enter button.
- Now, type the following command to remove the user from the local users’ group.
Command: net localgroup users Newuser /delete
- Now, add this user to the Guests users’ group to use as a guest account.
Command: net localgroup guests Newuser /add
- Once it is finished, type exit and hit enter to exit the command prompt.
When you create a new user account, then you’re only creating a standard local user account, not a Guest user account. But, you can remove the user from the local users’ group and add it to the guest users’ group.
This is similar to as we create a guest user account with the limited permissions. But, Windows 10 doesn’t provide any option to make a guest account, that’s why we need to follow this method.
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Sign In through Guest Account
Once you’ve successfully created the guest account on Windows 10. Sign out the logged in account, and then sign in with the new guest user account.
Click the start menu button, then click the user account profile and select Sign-out. Once you’re signed out, select the Guest account and Sign In through.
Now you are free to share your computer with anyone else, Nobody can access your important data. The guest who is using your PC will be able to access the internet and certain applications, but cannot change settings, install apps, and access the files.
I hope, this guide is helpful for you, and now you’re able to create a guest account on Windows 10 easily. When you’re no longer need this account, then you can remove this guest account.
To remove the user account, open the settings, then select Accounts > Family & other users. Under the other user’s section, select the account and then click the remove button, and delete all user data.