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Windows 10, add Gust User dialogue

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My single computer has user name and password entry (admin). I must have removed guest option and do not recall how to set it to show. This will make possible to sign in as gust to do some work when necessary. I possibly need to go to control panel and do some adjustment. Please give me step by step instructions.

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You will have to add a standard user account anyway. Never Ever use a PC when logged in as a user who belongs to the Admin group. So create a new User and give make it a standard user. Use that account when you are using the PC. If anything requires Admin rights, UAC will popup and ask you for the Admin account's credentials. This makes the system much more secure. Even I who am the sole user of my PC's, never log on to them with an Admin account, and I have no problems with that.

To create a new standard user account, open the Control Panel, select "User Accounts", click on "Manage another Account", and then "Add a new User account". The system will then ask you for the OneDrive or Hotmail account, which I doubt you want to use to sign in. At the bottom of the Window you will have ""Sign in without a m$ account (not recommended". Click on that. Then on "Local Account". Now enter the User-name you want to use, the password, confirm that password, and the password hint. Then click on finish. Now you have your main user account, the one you will always be using when signing in to the PC.

To enable or disable the Guest account, right click on the "This PC" icon on the desktop and select "Manage". Then click on "local users and groups", "Users". You should now see the account called "Guest" there. Right click on it and select "Properties". Now disable "Account is disabled" and click on "Apply". You can also check the other options you have there, maybe you want those settings to be different from the defaults. This at least is how you do it on Windows 10 Professional. I don't know if it is the same with the home version.
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