If you do not have a user account on a real computer, he or she can use the Guest account to log on the computer. The Guest account is also useful if you need access to a temporary system and do not want to start going to the administrator password. However, using a guest account, there are certain things that come into play, here they are:
- A guest account do not need a password to login users
- A user logged on a guest account cannot install software or hardware.
- A user logged on a guest user account cannot change the account type.
- A user logged on a guest user account cannot create account passwords or set access passwords for the computer
- A user logged on a guest user account cannot change the picture on the guest account.
- A user logged on a guest user account
- Shared Documents folder files will be out of reach to the guest account users
- A user logged on a guest user account have no access to guest profile files
Windows 7 Starter do not have capacity for guest accounts
Because you are able or disable the guest account, you must follow several steps. These steps may vary depending on your computer in a domain or workgroup. To see if your computer is in a workgroup or domain, what do you need to click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. If you stay here you’ll see the tab computer name, domain and workgroup settings on, you will see either the workgroup or domain of a word followed by the name of the computer. That should tell you whether your computer in a workgroup or domain. When your computer in a domain that is what you do to enable or disable the Guest account:
1. First click Start button Picture to open User Accounts, then click Control Panel, and then User Accounts, and finally User Accounts once more
2. Click on Manage User Accounts. If confirmation or an administrator password is asked for, provide confirmation or type the password
3. Click on Advanced tab, then click Advanced, and click Users.
4. Double-click on Guest.
5. Clear or select the check box for Account is disabled in the dialog box of Guest Properties
6. Click OK.
If your computer is in a Work group, this is what you have to do:
1. First click Start button Picture to open User Accounts, then click Control Panel, and then User Accounts/Family safety.
2. Click on Manage another account. If confirmation or an administrator password is asked for, provide confirmation or type the password
3. Do any of these steps
- click on Guest account, and then Turn On if it was set for off
- Click on guest and then Turn Off if the account was set for On
That is pretty much all you have to do when it comes to turning your guest account on or off.