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Windows 8 Guest Mode

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    Windows 8 Guest Mode


    I couldn't have found any information yet about Windows 8 Guest mode. That is, does Windows 8 have a Guest mode to let users to use a PC with some restrictions and wipe out their data after shutdown?

    There is a guest account however, I want to be sure before installing Windows 8 that it provides this feature.
    Last edited by yildizabdullah; 07 Nov 2014 at 08:09.

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  2. #2


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Yes I've tried it, you can get help from this excellent tutorial:
    Guest Account - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    I don't think the data get wiped on shut down.
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    Data does not get wiped. Guest is just a restricted account.
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    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Rich, a doubt for me here - would turning off the guest account, then restarting system & turning it on again - delete all the data that we stored in the guest account previously before turn off?
    Thank you
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    No, turning it off does not delete the account. You may be able to delete and then create a new Guest account but I'm not sure about that.
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  6. #6


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Ok, if turning off doesn't delete the data stored in guest profile, then it's okay for me. Had to clear that doubt. I'll check it later on. Thanks Rich
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