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Gerard D Gilles

How can I create a guest account in Windows 10?

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Hi @Gerard D Gilles - That's really a great question. Microsoft made changes to Windows 10 around Guest accounts.

The easiest way is to just create a local account for your visitors to use. The account will not be able to access files in other user profiles. For 99% of cases, it should solve the requirement just fine.

I just created a quick how-to here for you: http://windows10forum.com/blogs/entry/8-how-to-create-a-local-windows-10-account-or-guest-account/

To turn it into a Guest account, just remove it from the Users group and add it to the Guests group.

Welcome to the forum! The first post is always the hardest! ;)

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I love the approach of "standard account" because the "Standard User" can't install anything new but can use the computer other than looking at other user's files, so that solves almost every reason to use "Guest Account" anyway.

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On 8/7/2016 at 1:44 PM, Rich-M said:

I love the approach of "standard account"

Yeah that's what I do also. I just create a standard account and it works fine.

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