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How to Add a Guest Account in Windows 10

A guest user in Windows has extremely limited privileges, and cannot make any changes to the system settings or perform any task that needs administrator rights like adding or removing new user accounts, change user groups, etc.

Although there are several methods to create a guest account in Windows 10, the one described below is most intuitive and works on all editions of the OS:

Step 1
Open the User Accounts box

Type NETPLWIZ in the Cortana search box and press Enter. This opens the User Accounts box. From here you can create or remove Windows 10 users, manage their passwords, etc.


Step 2
Create a new account

Click Add, enter your Microsoft registered email address or click Sign in without a Microsoft account (used for this example) on the How will this person sign in window, click Local account on the next window, populate the fields with their relevant information, click Next, and click Finish. This create a local user account with non-administrator privileges, and takes you back to the User Accounts box. The account you just created is by default added to the Users group.






Step 3
Add user to the Guests group

Select the newly created user from the Users for this computer list, click Properties, get to the Group Membership tab, select the Other radio button, select Guests from the drop-down list that is enabled, and click OK. This removes the user from the Users group, adds it to Guests, and takes you back to the User Accounts box. Here, in the Users for this computer list you can confirm that the group of new user account is Guests. You can now click OK to close the box, and start using the new guest account normally.







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