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Missing Guest Account does not show on log in page

  1. #11


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    I hate to say it, but you might consider refreshing Windows since no new account you create displays on the sign in screen.

    Refresh Windows 8

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    One quick thing you could check is Guest Account status: enabled or disabled in secpol.msc; (Local Policies/Security Options);
    thought there may be an overriding glitch.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks to both of you. I think I will live with it for now. But if you do think of something else I will try it. I can not access secpol.msc with my copy of windows. Home Premium 64 bit.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    One last thing: what happens if you press Ctrl+Alt+Delete then click on 'Switch User'?

    EDIT: with Guest Account On
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  5. #15


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    I Tried Control Alt Delete the only option I got was my own account. Just one more thing, I have discovered that I can create accounts but none of them will display when the computer boots up. If I check "manage other accounts" they are there and switched on. I was hoping the problem was because of me switching something on or off but it looks like their may have been a glitch at some point. I might be more open to refreshing windows if I had a actual disk version. My Dell is supposed to have a version on the hard drive that is for reinstalling. If that does not work I might be without my computer until I can get a physical version. Is there a way I can check to see if the copy is on my computer. I know it is supposed to be in a hidden directory.

    here is some additional information. If I go to file manager and under network i click users I get the following dialog box labeled Network error. "Windows can not access \\luvthekeyspc\users - Check the spelling of name. Otherwise there may be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve the problem click diagnose." When I click details I get the following. Error code 0x80070035 the network path was not found." If I click diagnose it returns, no problems found. I am not sure if they may have any bearing on my original problem. If I click on network it shows my printer, router and other devices.
    Last edited by Luvthekeys; 24 Feb 2014 at 07:42.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Go to PC Settings►Update and recovery►Recovery, click on 'Get Started' and see if you get a similar list of options then, based on the options, decide if you want to proceed.
    You may also get a prompt to insert media, but give it a try.

    Refresh Windows 8

    Attachment 38290

    Edit: Get all your 'sacred' data onto an external hard drive just to be safe.
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Feb 2014 at 13:20. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  7. #17


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Oh well at this time there will be only one account on my computer. The computer is running well and do not want to mess with it just to get a guest account. Again thanks for you assistance and the time you took to try to help me with my problem.
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