If you’re living in a house wherein other members of the household try to use your Windows computer all the time, and you find yourself continuously infuriated by the fact that you have to watch over their backs because they might open up something private from your files (or your browser history), then what you can do is to create a special account just for them. Read on to know how to create a user account in the Windows operating system.
Creating a Guest Account in Windows
Step 1 – There was a time when Windows did have a dedicated Guest account, but that all changed with Windows 10 came into the scene. However, it doesn’t mean that you can no longer create said account, but this time around the process is a bit more complicated as you would have to make use to the Command Prompt.
Step 2 – Start by opening up the Command Prompt window but pressing the pressing the Windows Key and the R button on your keyboard. This will open up a “Run” dialog box. Type in “cmd admin” in the box and hit OK. This will open up a new command prompt window. If the system asks that you should properly give it the right permissions in order to continue, then promptly do so.
Step 3 – in the Windows Command Prompt, creating a guest account needs you to type in a specific function, and that function is the following: net user Visitor /add /active:yes. It will then tell you that the command completed successfully. It should be noted that since this is only a guest account, then there’s nothing really worth protecting. Hence, applying a blank password should do it. Now type the following in Command Prompt: net user Visitor *. When asked to type a password, just hit the Enter key once more.
Step 4 – Once this is all done, the new user should be added into the Windows log in screen. But before signing out of your account to check, you can close the Command Prompt window first by hitting the “X” button at the upper right of the window, or by typing “exit” without the quotes in Command Prompt. Safely log out of your account and you should be able to see the Guest Account found at the lower-left corner of the screen. Since no special permissions were granted for this account, all the basic functions can still be done, such as opening up a browser and checking emails.
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