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Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn’t help. I activated the in-built Guest account August 01, , by following the howto-connect.

Guest then appeared in the list of available accounts on the lock screen. I have, in the past couple of days, activated the Guest account on two more Win 10 PCs. The command line echoed that this had succeeded, and Guest appears, as one of the alternatives, when I click on my account name at the top of the Start Menu, but when I select it, instead of switching to the Guest account which is not password protected, it takes me to the lock screen, where Guest is no longer shown.

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Any image, link, or discussion related to child pornography, child nudity, or other child abuse or exploitation. Details required : characters remaining Cancel Submit 21 people found this reply helpful. However I would not recommend doing this. I tried it and got the following rather scary results:. If you should be so reckless as to try my experiment, you can then spend even more time going down the rabbit hole here , where people are discussing the “Shell Infrastructure Host has stopped working” problem.

Which I guess is to be expected from a product that is really still just a beta-test minefield. The concensus of opinion in this forum is that it is impossible to recreate in Win 10 the Guest account of previous versions of Windows. The workaround is to create a local user account you may have to Google or Bing how to do that , which, by definition, is not a Microsoft Account, and doesn’t require an e-mail adddress, or other identity details.

Name this new local user account Visitor, and create it as a Standard user, not Administrator, and you will have as close as you are going to get to the old Guest account. Details required : characters remaining Cancel Submit 2 people found this reply helpful. Details required : characters remaining Cancel Submit. Details required : characters remaining Cancel Submit 4 people found this reply helpful. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community.

Search the community and support articles Windows Windows 10 Search Community member. Hello, I write this post because I’m not sure if I’m the only one who has this problem. I wanted to enable the guest account so I ran This command ” compmgmt. But when I start Windows it only appears my main account. Is there any way to make it work? Sorry for my english and thanks.

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Cancel Submit. I have asked the question separatetly but no joy yet. The problem I am also having is when I run compmgmt. However net user code does shows the guest is there? Thanks for your feedback. How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. In reply to i-Panda’s post on August 20, I have experienced the exact same issue.

Please post a resolution id one becomes available. David Ziffer. I tried it and got the following rather scary results: After trying to log in as Guest, I just sat there on the login screen and watched it say “Preparing Windows” indefinitely. After doing a reset, the machine went straight to logging in as Guest again.

This time it succeeded and came up with a black screen and a task bar. A message came up then saying “Shell Infrastructure Host has stopped working”. Successive restarts got me back to the same place. I was eventually able to break out of this loop by clicking “close the program” on the dialog box often enough.

After that I did Ctrl-Alt-Del to get myself back to my own login, which thankfully was not corrupted. In reply to David Ziffer’s post on March 27, Thank you. In reply to i-Panda’s post on May 5, Have you actually created such a Visitor account and logged into it successfully? In reply to David Ziffer’s post on May 6, David Yes, it took me all of a couple of minutes to create the account. In reply to i-Panda’s post on May 9, Thank you very much. I appreciate that you’ve actually done this.

So it makes me wonder Isn’t “Guest” just an ordinary non-admin account? In reply to David Ziffer’s post on May 13, Hi David Your paragraph raises a few issues:- As at the release date of MS were aware of this undocumented feature, but, rather than fix it, they removed the, by default inactive Guest account, and the ability to activate it.

From the dozens of threads started on the Community, the whole Guest account mess has caused a lot of users a lot of heartache and wasted effort in trying to get it to work.

Despite being aware of all of the foregoing, I have not seen one post by an MS staffer, confirming that the Guest account doesn’t exist under Windows 10, a year down the track isn’t coming back any time soon. Indeed, isn’t coming back ever, and what it is that MS have against the Guest account?

The Guest account wasn’t just an ordinary non-admin account. Unlike the Standard user account, no permissions could be given to the Guest user to change any settings on the computer, whereas a Standard user could, by supplying an Admin user password when prompted.

So, we can see that an unmodified Guest user account made your computer more secure than creating an unmodified Standard user account for your visitors. Could it be that MS, ideally, only want users signing on with Microsoft Account credentials although we know that it is easily possible to set up local user accounts Standard and Admin?

Thank you i-Panda. In reply to i-Panda’s post on May 21, Sadly this seems to be Microsoft policy on essentially all bugs. No comment, no acknowledgement, nothing until they either fix it or an eternity passes. Consider the “black screen of death” problem in all Surface tablets – a flagship market that Microsoft desperately wants to participate in. There were posts of this problem going back as far as I never heard of Microsoft ever stating anything officially about this problem or ever even acknowledging that there was a problem.

All buyers of “RT” family hardware are still stuck with it and there is as yet no word or acknowledgement about that either. It strikes me as a really lousy customer service policy. Nobody ever talks about these sorts of things as being components of Microsoft’s eroding market share in various areas, but I think that customer trust erosion is a huge factor. This site in other languages x.

 
 

 

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Yes No. Sorry this didn’t help. I can determine from your response that you do not understand the issue. There is no black screen. Keyboard commands such as control-shift-escape or control-alt-delete are not possible while the interface is constantly reloading. The issue does not reside in the video driver. The only account affected is the guest account.

So, please enable the guest account on your computer using the appropriate command, log off, then log back in to your computer using the guest account. Then get back to me. I am not trying to be rude, but it is obvious that you have not personally experienced this issue. You have not responded to my reply. Perhaps you need further clarification. I was not talking about creating a local account as you suggested. I was referring to the built in guest account that is disabled by default in Windows Then, simply log off and log back in using the guest account.

Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. Search the community and support articles Windows Windows 10 Search Community member. Kevin of Dayton. Original Title: Mr. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question 5.

Report abuse. Details required :. Cancel Submit. Hi Kevin, I am sorry to know that Guest account is not working properly. Do not worry, it can be fixed. Is it a notebook or tablet? Try using hardware buttons to adjust display brightness up, we have a report of at least one PC which had this issue brightness at min, increasing brightness enabled us to continue setup.

Remove all USB devices except for the mouse and keyboard. Disconnect additional monitors If you are using a multi-monitor configuration.

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I can’t update my PC to Update. Skip to main content. Find threads, tags, and users Hi, Recently I upgraded Windows 10 version.

I enabled Guest account. I signed out my account. Please let me know, how to use Guest account? And what are privileges of Guest account in Windows 10? With Regards NndnG.

 
 

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