Guide | How To How to Create a Guest Account in Windows 10

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Guide: How to Create a Guest Account in Windows 10 (Original: SuperUser.com)

In Windows 10, you can no longer easily turn on the guest account from the Control Panel. Here's a workaround to enabling a guest account -- that actually works.


Across the web, you'll find articles that tell you how to enable the "hidden" guest account in Windows 10, using the Command Prompt or the group policy editor in Windows. While these methods do make it look like the guest account is enabled, they don't actually work. When you try to switch to the guest account, you'll be instead forced to log into your current account.

There is a method, however, that I've tried that does work, adapted from a tip offered by Super User member The Professional: Create a new user account and assign it to the guests group. This will make that account act the same way the built-in guest account should: The user will be able to use your computer without accessing settings or installing apps. Since "Guest" is a reserved account name in Windows, we'll use "Visitor."

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