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Solved How remove Guest acct frm Start Screen user menu (redux)

ellencampbell

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The Guest account appears on the user logon menu on the start screen, even though the 'Manage Accounts' screen says that guest account is off.

I have tried such simple fixes as turning the guest on and then back off, with and without a reboot in between, but it won't go away.

I found another thread that addresses this, but the fix did not work for me because of access problems (see below).
http://www.eightforums.com/user-acc...ove-guest-account-start-screen-user-menu.html
I am just a user, so this is surely user error or user ignorance. Please take pity and help anyway? details below:

Based on the thread above, here is what I tried last:

On command prompt, I entered: net user guest
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\citronpresse52>net user guest
User name Guest
Full Name
Comment Built-in account for guest access to the computer/d
omain
User's comment
Country/region code 000 (System Default)
Account active Yes
Account expires Never
Password last set 4/26/2013 6:02:04 PM
Password expires Never
Password changeable 4/26/2013 6:02:04 PM
Password required No
User may change password No
Workstations allowed All
Logon script
User profile
Home directory
Last logon 4/25/2013 10:57:41 PM
Logon hours allowed All
Local Group Memberships *Guests
Global Group memberships *None
The command completed successfully.


On the command prompt I entered: net user guest /active:no

C:\Users\citronpresse52>net user guest /active:no
System error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.

I also tried this from C:\, same response.

Please advise next steps, very much appreciated.
Ellen
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung NP550P5C-S02US

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mvp
Hello Ellen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You are using the correct net user guest /active:no command, but you must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do so, and use the command in an "elevated" command prompt.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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mvp
You're most welcome. Glad to hear you got it. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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