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How do you enable the guest account?

  1. #1

    How do you enable the guest account?

    I have a fresh install of win8 and there is no guest account at logon.
    I've tried creating a one and it says that it already exists.
    I've install win8 on my daughters computer as an upgrade to win7 and she has the guest account.
    I can't find anywhere to enable it on mine. I assume I will need to alter something in the registry?

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  2. #2

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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux

    The quickest way to enable the Guest account is via Control panel/User Accounts/Manage another account. You can also right click on 'Computer' under Metro, select manage from the task bar, then select Local Users and Groups/Users/Guest - Uncheck the account disabled box.

    Guest Account - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Forums

    Out of interest, why use the Guest account, why not create a separate account?
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Mar 2012 at 12:14. Reason: added link for more info
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  3. #3

    wow! that's strange, I looked for the Guest account in the Accounts Manager and I couldn't find it, but it's there now and I've enabled it.
    Thanks for your help.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    This does not work for me. I enable guess account then logged off. When i turned the computer back on nothing. Just my account showed up. Can someone help me with this. Thank you Val.

    Computer' under Metro, select manage from the task bar, then select Local Users and Groups/Users/Guest - Uncheck the account disabled box.

    Where is this at. I don't see it anywhere. This Windows 8 doesn't have a logoff

    shut down

    The next time you Start your machine or logoff you will be given the option to log onto the Guest account or your normal account.??? not here.
    Last edited by Ohio21; 21 Dec 2012 at 14:07.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Sorry when i got home from work i fixed it. My bad lol. This wasn't checked off duh.

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