1.    07 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Home

    Guest Account - Active but Can't Switch to or See in Users and Signon

    I am running Windows 10 Home. I the cmd window I run "net user guest /active:yes" and the command completes successfully. I run "net user" and it shows 4 accounts---my account, administrator, guest and default account.
    User folder has Guest sub-folder.

    When I try to switch to Guest user from my profile picture in start, I get black screen, then login screen for my account. Guest does not show on my login screen, but is active. It is a fast login, like it is switching back to my account.

    I cannot get at Guest account in login, switch user or in "Accounts" in settings.
    I have tried all tutorials in Tenforums that deal with switching accounts Switch User in Windows 10. I have searched on the internet and tried all suggestions.

    The only thing I have not tried is to illegally download gpedit.msc and run it to add "Group policies" in "Windows Features." That was offered as a solution, but I don't want to take the chance to try it (malware on download.)

    Guest account worked fine in Vista, Win 8 and 8.1. Why is this such a mystery in Win 10? Anybody got a fix that works?
    Last edited by lagunasrfr; 07 Aug 2015 at 14:35. Reason: clarification
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