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Guest Account in Windows 10

jatinmistry_uk asked on

I have just spent good few hours to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10 only to realise there is no option to have Guest account.  This is a must for me as my friends and family use this future to use my computer.  However cannot locate this anywhere.  I do not want to create account for my friends and definately not for my 5 year old kids.

Does anyone know the work around?  I have tried looking in control panel - users and no option of guest or turning on/off there.  No option when I click start and type Guest.  Cannot work out how to access group policy as keep putting me in standard windows 10 style option.

If not will be reverting back to Windows 8.

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PatrickMcKelvey replied on

I did the same thing.  I created a local "Guest User" account as a work around.  The steps are:

  1. Start Menu > Settings
  2. Click on Family & Other Users
  3. Click on Add someone else to this PC
  4. Click on This person doesn't have an email address
  5. Click on Add a user without a Microsoft account
  6. Add user name (e.g., "Guest User" or "Visitor") - l Ieft the password blank

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