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HELLO setup guest user on laptop but cannot how to enable internet

Q: HELLO setup guest user on laptop but cannot how to enable internet

hi im fairly new to windows 7 home premium i set up a guest user area so that my kids & other than myself can use the labtop and wont distrub my files on my user area the problem is is that the internet has been disabled in the guest user area when the internet is clicked on its says " guest users not granted acess" which makes it useless because no one can get online how can i enable the internet brouser in the guest user area ive tried several times and ways with no succcess thank you all in advance

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A: HELLO setup guest user on laptop but cannot how to enable internet

Hello wil, Welcome to Sevenforums!

May I suggest disabling the 'guest account' and just creating a standard limited user account and naming it 'guest'? It will then function as you would like it to. There are many things that you can do to limit what users can do on the limited user accounts, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask them here.

Hope I've answered your question
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A:How do you enable the guest account?

The quickest way to enable the Guest account is via Control panel/User Accounts/Manage another account. You can also right click on 'Computer' under Metro, select manage from the task bar, then select Local Users and Groups/Users/Guest - Uncheck the account disabled box.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Forums

Out of interest, why use the Guest account, why not create a separate account?
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A:Network/internet setup between my house and the guest house

First off, get stability from Main to Guest by using wired access. If this is not stable,
then the wireless will not be either. Update the Netgear WGR614 firmware.

Wireless will bog down when it is encrypted, but you need that to avoid your neighbors
from getting access to your systems.

Which location (Main/Guest) has the worse reliability issue?
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A:Security setup for remotely managed laptop for newbie user

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A:Host setup does not allow IP to be assigned to guest

Originally Posted by Kyro

Hello, please i need help.
I have done installation of windows xp sp3 on a guest virtual machine and i have problem with networking.
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Hi Kyro, welcome to the Eight Forums.

If your host setup does not allow an IP to be assigned to guest system, there's nothing that I know which would let you to connect it to the network keeping host's connection active. For example using enhanced session mode (which allows to connect external USB devices for instance modem) does not work with XP guests.

I will ask mods to move this question as its own thread in this Virtualization section, let's hope we will find you a solution or workaround.

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A:Belkin 85c wireless router, used as an access point. Guest setup?

Hmm; I cant find "Belkin 85c Wireless router" on the Belkin Support site - -
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From Microsoft:
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A:Am somehow now Guest User and can't log in admin

You could try cracking the password.

Windows 2000 and XP passwords are stored in a file called SAM (Security Accounts Manager). It's located in the windows\system32\config directory. Passwords are encrypted and stored within SAM as a password hash. Passwords look something like this: 8F J7 F3 GK S3 lL O4 E1 G9. To figure out your lost password, you have to extract the encrypted hash from SAM and crack it.

If no one else has any ideas that are less drastic I'll let them post before giving in-depth instructions on cracking your password.
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A:Guest user account

Hello Ellen,

A guest account is an account for users who don't have a permanent account on your computer or domain. It allows people to use your computer without having access to your personal files. People using the guest account can't install software or hardware, change settings, or create a password.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off

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A:New guest user account - Win 7 HJT log

Hi and welcome.
As this is now your fathers notebook pc and he has the right to make any changes that he chooses - he is the one that you need to ask on how to access any account, that is contains.
It is also against the forum rules to help with password related issues.
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The user account could be corrupt, try creating another user account and see if this resolves this.
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A:Guest User Account Problem

Log into your administrator account and go to Control Panel/User Accounts create a new Standard users account, set the Parental Controls for this account. Test the account by logging out and logging into the new account.
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A:guest user limited access

Hello Yakutpura, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you might consider creating a standard user account and using Family Safety on it to restrict the account.

The tutorials below can help show you more on Family Safety to see if that may work for you for this.

Family Safety - Setup and Use in Windows 8How to Set and Manage Family Safety Web Filtering in Windows 8How to Set and Manage Family Safety Time Limits in Windows 8How to Set and Manage Family Safety Windows Store and Game Restrictions in Windows 8How to Set and Manage Family Safety App Restrictions in Windows 8How to View Activity Reports of Users with Family Safety in Windows 8How to Send and View Requests with Family Safety in Windows 8
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A:limit bandwidth for XP guest user only

Im not sure if any of these will accomplish what you want but here is a darn fine list of parental controls.
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A:can't access user or guest account.

You seem have trouble with userinit.exe from C:\Windows\System32 - the file is corrupted or you have wrong value about it in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Two ways: easy & defficult

1.Easy:Boot DVD Vista

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A:Can't Delete Guest User Account

You can not delete the guest account thats why there is an option to turn it off or on.
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A:Guest User Account - Suicidal

Hello ding dong, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The Guest account will always be displayed in the "User Accounts" window. If you notice, it says that it is turned off, so you should no longer be seeing the Guest account on your sign in screen.

Are you still seeing the Guest account on your sign in screen or Start screen user menu?
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A:Turned of guest user which was the administrator

Hi Kungfu Princess

Welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm a little confused (which isn't difficult for me), did you not say that you changed your Guest Account to an Administrator Account so therefore you should have adequate permission to retrieve your files I would of thought.

May I suggest you click onto the Vista Tutorials link at the top of Vista Forums here and go to the User Accounts section which should provide you with the information you will need to rectify your little dilemna.

Kind Regards,

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A:User Account Privilages - Guest

Try this: Go to start>run and type:

control userpasswords2 press enter, Here you can change your admin settings.
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Hey peps,

Really need your help on this one!

I have no guest accounts on my computer but when I go to log on as me using my credentials (as an administrator) it logs into a 'Guest User Default Account' and I cannot access my main administrators account. I have a different default wallpaper ect.

Please help!

Best Wishes


A:Guest User Default Account

Hello and welcome Rob mate is this a recent thing or has it always been like this?

Some system specs would be real helpful too
System Info - See Your System Specs

Now two things you could do if you have not already are these

Have you also been to User accounts in the Control Panel and opened it and then clicked on Manage another account do that before the other scans see what there is there.
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A:why is my guest account the only admin user?

Which version of Windows 7?

I don't think the Guest account can have administrator rights, be an administrator. The actual Administrator account is hidden by default. You need at least one User set with administrative rights, shows as Administrator but others can be Standard users.
User accounts: FAQ - Windows Help
The number of Users allowed appears to be limited only by the amount of space available on the HDD.
user accounts: How many user accounts can I create? - Microsoft Community
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Lenovo G550
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I enabled the "Guest" user for my son to use when he visits, but when he tries to log on as "Guest" the message: "The User Profile Service service failed the login" appears.

I disabled Guest and re-enabled, but still the same message.

I created a user name just for him as a standard user, but when he logs on as "Joe", the same thing happens. I created 2-3 other accounts, all standard users, but can't log on to any of them.

I have no trouble logging on as myself (administrator).

After searching the forums I find similar issues in Vista, but not for Windows 7, and the registry entries seem to be different in Vista and I don't want to try the fixes in Windows 7.

Any suggestions?

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I have my desktop and laptop right, I used to share files. Not sure why it asks me for a "Guest" password now. Not sure why this happened.

Cliff Notes
- They both have the same Network Name "WORKGROUP".
- I have "Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended)" ON, with both PC's.
- I tried enabling the Guest account but it didn't help.
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Thank for anyone who can take the time to tell me anything that may help/

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A:Computer treats only user as Guest

He needs to open the command prompt by right clicking it and then selecting
Run as Administrator. This will elevate to the correct level.( Vista has a higher administartor level than just administrator.) The Command prompt window will have "Administrator Command Prompt" as it's heading.
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A:Windows 10 temporarily guest user

Why the bother ?
Why not just create a standard user account with or without password ?

Perhaps I am missing something ?
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A:Guest User has full folder access

They should not have access to anyone elses "User Name" directory.

Are you saying they do?

To prevent a common user without administrative rights from accessing a directory you would have to deny "users" those rights under the properties > security tab of the directory.

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but now when I upgraded my win7 to build 7229 then I noticed that this guest mode of user account has been discontinued.

why this feature of guest mode has been discontinued?

A:why guest mode of user account discontinued?

Quote: Originally Posted by bodmas

when I had win7 rc build 7100 on my system, it had a hidden feature of guest mode of user account. (this guest mode gets activated with the standard user account. it had similar feature as of Deepfreeze application)

but now when I upgraded my win7 to build 7229 then I noticed that this guest mode of user account has been discontinued.

why this feature of guest mode has been discontinued?

Guest mode has not been discontinued. If you go to start>control panel>user accounts guest mode is there and probaly off. If you are in admin mode you can click on guest and enable it

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A:User Account reduced from Admin to Guest

Hello and welcome to the Forums!

I suggest you try to enable the built in administrator account, log out and then back into the new admin account and then see if you can change your user account back to being an administrator account.

Here are the tutorials you will need to do this:

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

Notice that there are several options for doing each change - you may need to try more than one before you find the one that works for you.

Hope this helps!

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A:Login window for guest user appaering

Yes it shows that it has something to do with a HP All in One printer
Are you sharing this printer over a network?
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thank u

A:Remove Administrator rights to guest user?

Hello Riyansh, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Try this tutorial to see if you can change the account type for these accounts back to what you wanted. You will need to have at least one other administrator account though to be able to remove that type from the others.

User Account Type

Hope this helps,
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You should be able to use ADMIN Tools and change to another user or you can simply add a password to the guest account also.
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A:Question about Guest user image & sharing

The Guest account has very little permissions and does not have sharing capabilities. If you really need to do this, you might try a new account with "Limited" settings.

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A:Application runs under Guest or User accounts, but not under Administrator

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A:Is the Win8 Guest user profile account unsafe to use?

Hello rfharbin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Actually a standard account has more rights than a guest account, so creating a standard account that's not password protected is a lot more unsecure.

If you want someone to have temporary access to your computer, you can turn on the guest account. People using the guest account can't install software or hardware, change settings, or create a password unlike they could in a standard account.
Guest Account - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums
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I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM

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I DON'T want to boot in bypassing the sign on screen. (Note this is NOT the same as booting direct to desktop !!!).

This is new in Windows 8.1 RTM - I never had this in previous editions of windows.

(Note I really don't want to DISABLE the account - I just don't want to see it at login).


A:At login screen Hide Guest User (Windows 8.1 RTM)

Hello Jimbo,

By default, Windows 8 only shows the last account that signed out at sign in. Normally, you would have to click on the back arrow button to see all accounts at sign in.

Other than disabling the account, the only other way that I know of is to set Windows to require users to enter both a user name (email address for Microsoft accounts) and password at sign in instead of just selecting an account and entering it's password.

Sign in with User Name and Password in Windows 8
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A:User account type changed from Admin to Guest

Hello Piotr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could try refreshing Windows 8 to see if it will set you up another administrator account. You may need to do so at boot. Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first though.

Hope this helps,
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A:[SOLVED] broken icons on guest and limited user accounts

Okay, what you've done is kind of cool, and you are very lucky that it works as well as it does.

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How to remove it?


A:How do I remove Guest account from Start Screen user menu?

Turn it off.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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My admin account is logged in and locked so I suppose all programs and settings there should still be working.

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A:How to Enforce Static IP address for all user accounts including guest

Devices get IP's not accounts!! is usually a default gateway address not a machine address...unless you've changed you modems configs around? is your LAN Network Address is your Default Gateway Address. would be the 1st available IP assigned by your modem (DHCP)

You say other machines connect through yours to access the net??
Expand on that please.
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A:How remove Guest acct frm Start Screen user menu (redux)

Hello Ellen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You are using the correct net user guest /active:no command, but you must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do so, and use the command in an "elevated" command prompt.
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A:Trying to make logon screen with guest account and switch user button

Your best bet probably would be do not display any accounts.
Log On with User Name and Password

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You could try option 2 from here Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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