The guest account is used to provide the ability to use Windows computers without privileges or using a dedicated account. Even it is not assumed as secure it has different uses. The Guest account was enabled with the operating systems Windows XP, Windows 7 but with Windows 8 and Windows 10, it is removed by default. But in this tutorial, we will learn how to create a Guest account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Open MS-DOS Command Prompt with Administrator Privileges
We will use MS-DOS in order to add the Guest account to Windows 10. In order to manage users via the MS-DOS command prompt, it should be opened with Administrative privileges or Administrator users. Type
ms-dos to the Start Menu and click to the
Run as administrator like below.
Add Guest Account
In order to add a Guest account, we will use the
net user command which is used to manage users via the command-line interface in Windows. We will provide the user name as
Guest and use
/add option to add user ,
/active:yes like below. We will not use Guest and use User because the Guest user name is already used by Windows.
> net user User /add /active:yes
Remove Password for Guest Account
Now we should set the User account password as empty. We will use the
net user command again and set an empty password with
* sign like below.
> net user User *
Add Guest Account To Guest Group
Now we should add the guest account named
User to the
Guests local group for related privileges. We will also remove the newly create account User from the regular user group.
> net localgroup users User /delete > net localgroup guests User /add
Guest Account Login
Now we can login with the newly created Gues account named
User like below.