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

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

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

    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).
    How do I remove Guest account from Start Screen user menu?
    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
    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.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    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 System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    That fixed it! Thanks so much!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome. Glad to hear you got it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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