How to create Guest Account in Windows 10

Guest Account in Windows 10 lets other people use your Windows 10 PC without able to install any app, check your files or change a setting. It comes handy when you have to share your laptop with your friends or colleagues frequently. However, in Windows 10, the option of setting up a guest account is not so easy. For odd reasons, Microsoft has disabled the option of turning on the guest account through Control Panel. In this post, we will share how you can create or enable guest account in Windows 10

The best way to add or create a guest account is by using the command prompt. It is very simple and works, as you can see in the screenshot.

Note: Switching between your primary account and the guest account is very simple. Just click on Start, click on your username, and then select Guest

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How to create Guest Account in Windows 10

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You can set-up Guest account in your Windows 10 PC using Command Prompt. Make sure to run it with the Administrative rights.

  1. Open Command Prompt by right-clicking on the Start, and then choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the list. Click Yes if asked for further permissions.
  2. Type the following command and then hit Enter: net user Visitor /add /active:yes
  3. You will get a message saying “The Command Completed Successfully,” if not, then enter the command again.
  4. Now Enter this command: net localgroup users Visitor /delete 
  5. Again you will get a message saying “The Command Completed Successfully.Guest account 2
  6. Type the following command and then hit Enter: net localgroup guests Visitor /add

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That’s it! Now you have created a new Guest Account on your Windows 10 PC. We hope the steps were easy to follow, and you were to able to enable or create the guest account in Windows 10. We would suggest keeping a visitor account always available on your PC if someone urgently wants to use your PC, this will be helpful.

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