What is Guest User Account?
Basically, a Guest account allows users to access limited features to have temporary access to your computer. If someone using the Guest user account, cannot install software or change settings. Default Guest account cannot be password protected. Windows 10 does not have an ability to add Guest account. As you know, Windows 10 does not have an ability to add or create Guest account. Microsoft has removed the Guest account functionality in Windows 10. There are several situations come across with us, wherein, we have to share our personal computer to someone whom you cannot deny. So you always look for Windows guest account.
Create Guest Account
Therefore, this article helps you to add a Guest account in Windows 10 computer with limited access. To Enable Guest account, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Right-click on Start Menu and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”. You may get a prompt on your screen for user authorization to open this App. Click “Yes” to Allow.
Step 2. Once you do “Step 1” Administrator Command Prompt will appears to your screen. Now, to add any Guest user, Type below command in opened Command Prompt:
net user Test /add /active:yes
In above command “Test” is the name of username, you may replace with any of your’s. Once done with above command, hit Enter button from your keyboard. It will show you the message “The command completed successfully”.
Step 3. Once the account is created, we need to execute the following command to set up the password to this account. As we have created a Guest (Account Name: Test) account so we do not need password for it. To skip password, hit Enter twice to skip.
Now, to make this account to Guest level; follow the further steps:
We need to delete the newly created account from Users group and then add it to Guests group. Follow steps given below:
Step 4. Enter the below commands one by one and hit button enter after each command:
net localgroup users Test /delete
net localgroup guests Test /add
Now the account has created and it is at the Guest level.
Step 5. To check guest account has created successfully. Go to Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Manage another account.
The Guest accounts let users perform all the basic tasks and account has privileges to run apps, browse the internet, play music etc. However, this account cannot change system settings, install or remove new programs and make any changes to the system that require permissions.