Windows 10: A simple Guest account?

  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    A simple Guest account?


    Hi Guys,


    I've upgraded to Windows 10 and want a simple Guest account for visitors. The only add users options I have involve my visitors setting up email accounts, etc, which defeats the object of a simple Guest account. I've looked online and there are many recommendations of using stating:
    " right-click Start > Computer Management. Under System Tools > Local Users and Groups, click Users, then on the right, double-click Guest. Uncheck the box marked "Account is disabled" and reboot."
    However, in my Windows 10 there is no Local Users and Groups in System Tools.


    Can you tell me how I achieve this, please :-)


    Greetings to all :-)


    Rob
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2

    Control panel is a better place for account management.

    Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts, from there you should be able to create a guest account.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3

    swarfega said: View Post
    Control panel is a better place for account management.

    Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts, from there you should be able to create a guest account.
    Hiya,
    Thanks for responding. I've been through that already, but I have a couple of users who don't want to have to register email accounts or phone numbers (they're old!) and it won't allow access without. In the computer management/system tools location, my build doesn't have the Local users and groups link spoken of by others. I feel it's such an obvious requirement it should be a doddle. I know I'm not alone with this niggle - it's a real nuisance unless I risk the the occasional users screwing my account ;-)

    Cheers

    Rob
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    30 Aug 2015 #4

    Easy really.


    Go to control panel/user accounts/manage another account. Then click add another user in pc settings. Select 'add someone else to this pc'. Now when prompted to fill in e-mail select 'this person does not have an e-mail address'. At the next screen select 'add a person without a microsoft account'. On next screen select a dummy user name . I gave name of 'person' as ' Guest 1' and it set up a local account for the individual 'Guest 1' with no need to enter e-mail address or anything else



    Chewdadda said: View Post
    Hiya,
    Thanks for responding. I've been through that already, but I have a couple of users who don't want to have to register email accounts or phone numbers (they're old!) and it won't allow access without. In the computer management/system tools location, my build doesn't have the Local users and groups link spoken of by others. I feel it's such an obvious requirement it should be a doddle. I know I'm not alone with this niggle - it's a real nuisance unless I risk the the occasional users screwing my account ;-)

    Cheers

    Rob
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    31 Aug 2015 #5

    Thanks John, I'll give that a shot :-)

    Rob
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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