There are occasions when we must share our Windows PC with somebody. Using a Guest Account on Windows comes handy in these situations. Windows 10 however, removed the Guest account performance. However, it’s still possible to add relatives and other people as users to your computer, whether they have a Microsoft Account or not, and give them restricted access to your PC.
Even though the capability to add guest account was eliminated in Windows 10, but all of the components necessary to make a guest account still exist. It is possible to use the net user command in a Command Prompt to setup and create Guest account on Windows 10.
UPDATE: Things seem to have changed in recent Windows 10 versions. Windows 10, v1607 introduced Shared or Guest PC Mode. This consists of Windows 10 Pro, Professional Instruction, Education, and Enterprise for restricted use in certain scenarios. Because of this, the following process may not work in Windows 10 v1607, v1703 and after today.
Before beginning, create a system restore point first. Now to make a Guest Account in Windows 10, you will have to do the following:
Open Start and hunt for Command Prompt. Click and then select Run as administrator.
Now, we will need to add a user account on your PC. Type in the following command to create a new user. ‘TWC’ here is the name of the user account, you can name it whatever you want. But make sure that the name of this account isn’t ‘Guest’ as it’s reserved by Windows.
net user TWC /add /active:yes
Guest account in Windows 10
After the account is created, execute the next command. It allows you to add a password to the account. Since this is a guest accounts we Don’t Want to add a password to it, so hit Enter to bypass
net user TWC *
Now we will need to delete the newly created account from Users group and then add it to Guests group. The commands below will allow you to do that. Enter these commands one by one and you’re done for the majority of the part.
Net localgroup users TWC /disable
net localgroup guests TWC /add
Now the account was created and it’s at the Guest degree.
The Guest Accounts allow users perform all of the basic tasks. These reports have privileges to run programs, browse the web, play music and etc.. But these accounts can’t alter system settings, install or eliminate new programs and make some modifications to the system that need permissions.
You may read the gap between Admin, Standard, etc.. User Accounts here.
Delete Guest Accounts in Windows 10
If you want to delete some of the Guest accounts, make sure you are logged into the Administrator account prior to performing the steps mentioned below:
Open Settings, then go to Accounts.
Select Family & other people from the left menu.
Now under Other Folks, You Might Find the guest account you created earlier. Click on it and choose Remove. The accounts and its information would be completely eliminated from your computer.
This was the way you create and eliminate Guest accounts on Windows 10. It is also possible to create simple regional accounts but then again, they will have slightly higher privileges than a Guest Account. Guest accounts created this way are similar to the guest account we used to have in older versions of Windows.