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Wifi not showing up in Guest account

Q: Wifi not showing up in Guest account

I am using Windows 7 and I have my Administrator account and a Guest account. I had a friend visiting me and I had him use the Guest account when he wanted on the computer.

Today, I went into the Guest account, and the wifi is not showing up. It was working when my friend was using it. I went back to my Administrator account and the wifi is working fine there.

When I try to access the internet under the Guest account but of course it will not connect. I tried the troubleshooter but it did not help. I went to Control Panel and Networking but was not able to find a way to get the wifi to turn on in the Guest account.

Anyone know how I can get the wifi turned on in the Guest account when it is up and running fine under the main Administrator account?

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A: Wifi not showing up in Guest account

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you tried to manually add your SSID under Guest Account?
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-connec...eless-networks

I'd try creating a new Guest or a Standard User Account see if that helps.
Create a user account

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/286072-wifi-not-showing-up-guest-account.html
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A:Only the guest account available. No admin account showing

You'll have to activate the built-in administrator account, and use that account to reverse-engineer the accidental lockout. Regular eightforum techs will appear shortly and give you the needed info.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/61544-only-guest-account-available-no-admin-account-showing.html
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Hi all,

I was looking at the event viewer and noticed that there are multiple "logoff" events - event id 4634 - associated with the guest accolunt on my computer. The guest account is disabled. There is no associated "logon" event with matching event id although there are numerous SYSTEM logon events and one rather curious "anonymous user" logon event.

I am concerned that this may suggest a trojan but have no other symptons or issues to concern me other than these entries.

Can anyone shed any light?

A:Vista Pro. Multiple Guest logoff events with guest account off

ANONYMOUS LOGONs are routine events on Windows networks.http://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com/sec...px?eventid=4634

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/242292/vista-pro-multiple-guest-logoff-events-with-guest-account-off/
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A:Guest account activity with guest acct off

Er..could it possible be some kind of homemade virus/trojan or similiar and you got it, or some kind of error with the pc something wrong setting.

I don't know what the problem can be but still won't hurt to ask a few questions or having a few thoughts.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/18018/guest-account-activity-with-guest-acct-off/
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Suddenly, the Windows 7 doesn't allow me to access my Admin Account and showing error msg (The User Profile Service service failed to Logon). I am left with only the Guest Account with limited access.
I tried copying the cmd.exe, using Fix It Program, login through Safe Mode but all didn't work.
Would anyone help pls?
HMK

A:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7

Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/335636-user-account-changed-into-guest-account-how-can-i-change-back.html
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Hi all..

Just wondering.. is it possible for me to set my guest account similar as my primary account but with several file or folder or software in my primary account , cant be access in my guest account? means i still can instll the new software, or application, and still can save new document or file in my guest account without been deleted after every time i shutdown and restart my laptop...is it possible for me to set my guest account like that? or if not possible can anybody here please give me any suggestion on how to solve this problem...?

Thank you

Regards,

A:Set Guest Account Similar As Primary Account,(except on Several Files)

It is possible to create user groups on a workstation set-up in windows 7, although as the full set of tools available in a client - Server set-up are not available to you it is a lot more complex and time consuming.

The other issue is that a lot of the tools available in the more professional versions are not available in the Home versions

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A:regular account doesn't work only guest account

Hello singsingrn, and welcome to Bleeping Computer!
Please let us know the exact error message you get when trying to logon to your regular account so that we can better help you!
 
Also, please let us know if you have your Original Windows Vista Installation disc available in your next reply.
 
bloopie

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A:guest account - normal account access in xp professional

Not sure I understand your question or problem. Maybe this info will help.

If you are using Simple File Sharing (Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab - Use simple file sharing) it should quietly use the network guest account for access and there should be no prompt. If there is the system has a problem.

If you are using Advanced File Sharing (not using Simple File Sharing) you should get the prompt for a regular account/password.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/guest-account-normal-account-access-in-xp-professional.980068/
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A:How to move data from Guest Account to another Account?

I have moved data from one account to another several times. Most of the time, it goes really well! However, finding, identifying [safe to move], copying and/or moving folders' files from guest to a standard account is very geeky! If you are not properly geeky, it can go really not well at all. I recommend copying the files from folders, I do not recommend trying to move folders. How geeky, how skilled, do you regard yourself concerning Explorer [which was once called File Manager back when Fred Flintstone used windows]?

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A:help - windows 8 account downgraded to guest account

Go to menu boot: winkey + C > Settings > Power > Shift + Restart > Troubleshoot > Restore
maybe it could help.

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A:User account opens as guest account

Your user profile has become corrupted. If you have Windows XP Pro (not home) at the login screen, pres CTRL+AL+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the classic login screen. Here log in as Administrator, leave the Password blank unless you set a password for the admin account. Here go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords and press enter. Create a new user account with admin rights. Log out of the Administrator account and login as the new user. Browse to C:/Documents and Settings open up your old user profile folder and Copy the My Documents, Favorites, Desktop and Start Menu folders and Paste them into your new profile folder overwriting the empty ones.

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Administrator account is not for general usage, and NOT your own account.
Administrator account required password to access.
Usually, no one use Administrator account.
Do note the differences between "Administrator" account and "admin" rights.
Administrator account have full rights to anything and everything.
"Admin" rights is just act as administrator and is not an account.

As the 1st newly create account (mainly your own account) may have that admin rights.
With admin rights, you are accessible to create accounts for other users.

Also for guest account, by default have no password.
Guest account is always available, but need to initiate it for use, and no password is needed.

If you create guest account, it will not be a guest account, and this will be another user account, but the name "Guest" may conflict with the system created "Guest" account.

In conclusion, you may started the wrong way.

So, if your had manually create an Guest account with password, it is not a guest account at all.
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A:Admin account changed to a guest account!

For those interested (?), the solution was given to me on another forum:
Safe Mode, log in as default admin, run the command prompt and enter the following command:
net localgroup administrators /add accountname
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/admin-account-changed-to-a-guest-account.669264/
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A:Need To Disable Guest Account On Admin Account

You could provide more info about your machine, of course.

For starters, password protect the BIOS and give the child a user account.

There's no need for him to use an admintrator account.

Occasionally check to make sure your BIOS is still secure. Other than that, take the machine away and lock it up.

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A:My Administrator account turned to Guest account

Ok I have these






Quote:
Administrator - Built-in account for administering the computer/domain

Guest - Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain

Homegroupuser$ - Built-in account for homegroup access to the computer

(MyAdminwhichTurnedTOguest)

VSA Server Account - Account for the Visual Studio Analyzer server components


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A:How do I use the Guest Account to use my Dial-up Account?

By default the Guest user account has very little rights assigned for security reasons. You can change which rights are assigned to it, but I would wonder why you want the guest account to access the modem. Hackers would have a field-day on your PC.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-use-the-guest-account-to-use-my-dial-up-account.70746/
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I dunno' ...

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A:Is W7 Guest Account the Safest Account to Use On the Web?

It is possible that you computer is infected in such a way the most antivirus tools cannot find the infection. These types of infections try to download/install other infections (which might be caught by your antivirus program). There is a place in your system spec for the antivirus tool, please update that field when you get a chance.

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A:guest account is now administrator account

This super adminstrator may be able to help.
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
For Vista or Seven

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A:guest account is now administrator account

Do a virus scan if nothing comes up format the drive and reinstall windows.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/232149-guest-account-now-administrator-account.html
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A:A admin account under a Guest account.

Hi StolenChips,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

First, try to access the built-in Administrator Account to see if you can create another Administrator Account or fix the one you already have: Administrator Account. If you can access and work with this account, but can't fix the current account, create another Administrator Account (and while you're at it, create yet another as a backup in case this or something like it happens again - if it's working, you're somewhat lucky - the next time may not be the same and the following procedure may be the only option) and treat the situation like a corrupt user account to transfer your data and profile information. To do this use http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile.

I know you don't want this, but it's probably your only remaining choice (and you don't need a personal reason not to want to do it - NOBODY ever wants to do it). If that doesn't work, the best bet (I would even say the only choice) is to try to save your data and then do a clean install or a restore to factory conditions to re-create a valid Administrator account. To save your data, try Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek.
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I wish there were alternatives, but this situation doesn't present many because Vista is designed for security and anything less would potentially compromise the system and allow people to hack into it using methods designed to recover from something like this.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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A:Guest account

By default from Windows XP and newer the Guest Account and whom uses it will not have access to your personal files if they are under your user account. Which Version of Windows 7 do you have Home, Pro, Ultimate?

Also your profiles says you have Windows 7. This is a Windows 8 forum. Which one do you have installed?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/guest-account-674432.html
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When I log onto the guest account on my laptop, a window pops up and it says "guest/account/desktop inaccessible." The desktop is blank (all black) and there are no icons. You basically can't do anything on my guest account (like go on the internet, microsoft word, etc.) My main administrator account seems fine to me. I think. I don't know what's wrong!

Please help!

A:Cannot log onto guest account

See here: Guest Account - Turn On or Off

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A:How to log in to the guest account?

The built-in Guest account is deprecated in Windows 10. You can create a new Guest account easily and quite fast by yourself, instructions in the video in this post: Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members - Page 96 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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A:Guest Account will not go away

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan again:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HEREWe also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit Scanner. Please note that if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows you will not be able to run GMER and you may skip this step.Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic:Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal AdviceThen create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here:How to create a GMER logThanks and again sorry for the delay.

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A:Guest account???????

Don't matter anymore, formatted the hard drive and started again.

Guess it must have been a conflict or something.

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A:Guest account

I have no idea if this makes any difference or not but I should have said that on boot-up it is 'other user' I am faced with. It is when I do the above that I find the 'guest' user icon and my (administrator) icons.

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A:Guest account

Mkr10001,

I believe that if you log off, it will then forget the password that you used to access the main account.
the rules say that you only have to enter the main acct password once and during that session, it should stay ok.
Rich

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A:Guest Account

I think you have to manually disable it.

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A:What to do with the guest account

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/what-to-do-with-the-guest-account-2608.html
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A:Guest Account

Have you considered Promise tech support?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/guest-account.910618/
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J
 

A:Guest Account

You have to grant Guest permissions to do things. By default that accound can't do much anything.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/guest-account.23542/
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A:Can't log onto guest account

See this tutorial on how to fix this problem. It'll work with win7 also.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

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A:guest account

Hi Junrbio,

When logged in an account that has Administrator rights, please go to Start -> Run -> Type 'cmd' without the quotation marks and press enter.
Now a black screen with white writing should come up. Once this is up type in ... "net user guest /active:no" (NO QUOTATION MARKS).

If this doesn't work, get back to me

Poyol

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A:How do I set up a real Guest account?

You probably want to use:
Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing
or
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A:Guest Account In XP Home

You will have system restore to fall back on if needed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/guest-account-in-xp-home.282506/
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Hello,
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I have a good one for you.
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A:Probleem with Guest Account

Follow up:
When logged onto Guest, The File extensions for Adobe Reader are missing.
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A:Corrupted Guest Account

Merry Christmas
Try to repair with an SFC
If errors are found run 3 more times
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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A:I'm limited to a guest account

Hello TDX, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Are you logged in as an administrator?

Open the Control Panel (classic view), click on the User Accounts icon, and check to see what type of user account you have.

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Bump. Does anyone even know to create or give a guest account administrator privileges? Because then I could at least backup my files.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/administrator-account-is-a-guest.767049/
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A:Guest/admin account help

I’m not familiar with Windows 10 yet but my observations are
 
The reason you are being asked for an admin password is because you are not logged in as an admin account as you noticed you are in a Guest account
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On the snapshot you posted, check Manage another account
--- You will see your admin account show up
 
 
You can also check out
 
Windows 10: How to set up and configure users accounts
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A:setting up a guest account

can anybody answer this?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/setting-up-a-guest-account.600917/
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A:guest account question

Give this a try

Tip #232 - Password Protect Folders in XP

http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/232
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/guest-account-question.591086/
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A:Guest account validity...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Vorticonthe1st


My Windows 7 pc has never been shared or set up to share with anyone. Occasionally, when my pc is chugging away doing something when I'm not using it (which it always is), I right-click on a program icon and under the 'security' tab, there is an S-1-25, etc. group name or user account. Before I can right-click on the account to try to find out who or what it is, it disappears!

I've been trying to look into this lately to see if someone's hacked into my computer to explain why it's so busy all the time.
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1) Should it be there?
2) If yes, should it be renamed or have a password attached to it?
3) If no, should I disable it for security reasons?
4) Does it have anything to do with the disappearing user account I see all the time?

For my peace of mind, I'd like to know more about this this. Thanks!



1- Yes
2-No it should be disabled unless using it.
3-Yes
4-No.

The mysterious GUID account probably is just system, or it may be your GUID (globally unique ID)

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Hi
Do you use guest accout on your computer??
I mean, if I?m the only user of the computer, does it make sense to use a guest account instead of administrators for surfing in internet?

A:Is guest account really safer to use?

Surfing the internet does not matter if you are a guest, standard user or an administrator
As a administrator this is the only place you do not need an adiminstrator password to download software
You can get malware, spyware, viruses or trojans no matter what type of user you are
The safest way is to make sure you are running an antivirus program, and a antispwyare program and you are carefull where you go while you surf. You can also install WOT which is an addon on ie and firefox and Google Chrome
This will help to identify some of the bad sites (it is rated by regular users who have been burnt or not)

http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/20185-guest-account-really-safer-use.html
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i have a laptop with my password protected account. i also want to setup a guest account with restrictions like, only allowed to use firefox and cant use anything else. or a disabled start menu. is there anything like that out there?

thx for the help
tom
 

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Windows 8.1 had a guest feature you could enable or disable. I cannot find one on windows 10.

A:How do I make a guest account?

Right click the start icon, click on computer management, under the local users and groups own the users folder, right click the guest account and go to properties, uncheck account is disabled then hit apply, reboot.








Originally Posted by jpeg666


Windows 8.1 had a guest feature you could enable or disable. I cannot find one on windows 10.

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/10385-how-do-i-make-guest-account.html
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When I recently setup a new computer, I somehow created a Guest user account which contains a number of files and installed programs, etc. I've tried to access the Guest to see what's in there but can't so I turned it off. What is the GA for? Does a Guest account take up space like my regular Ellen one? It is possible to copy what's in the GA to Ellen's and then delete GA? Working user accounts is so confusing.
I'm the only one who uses the computer and everything is backed up to external drives (Acronis, Macrium, EaseUS, etc.). Thanks for your help. ellenc

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

Since you don't plan on using the guest account and have turned it off, you can delete its "C:\Users\Guest" profile folder to gain back the bit of space it takes,

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/395645-guest-user-account.html
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I just tryed to log into the guest account for the first time so this what happens.
Im at the log in screen i click the guest icon it begins to log in then it says saving your settings and im back at the logon screen. Never even see the desktop.

How can i get into it and make it usable.
 

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How can restrict the Guest account in vista from running any executable file like .exe,.vbs,.bat etc?

A:Restrict the Guest account

I think your titles putting people off............... reply please would have been better

Try using Vistas built in parental controls you can do alsorts with that

http://www.vistax64.com/system-security/225665-restrict-guest-account.html
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Hi I just wanted to ask if somebody knows how will I be able to use the Internet Download Manager with a Guest Account. I have admin privileges with this Guest Account but I can't still enable IDM with the internet browsers I use (Chrome and Firefox). Anybody knows how to fix this?

A:IDM Integration with Guest Account?

Guest accounts do not have Admin privileges. Right click the shortcut to Firefox or Chrome and Run As/Following User/Administrator

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/idm-integration-with-guest-account-652829.html
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How can i change back to normal?

I have two accounts, one is for me and the other is from my sister. She don't want to reset back completely because she has many files that she don't wanna lose.

How I will fix it w/o losing the files? Please help me and I hope I'll get a respond to this matter.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/24166-my-guest-account-admin.html
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A:Guest Account not working

Keep in mind, the guest account (like any newly created account) has it's default settings. When you're logged into your own account, nearly everything you see on screen, including; task bar icons, desktop themes, gadgets, desktop icons, custom start menu, pinned items, colors, mouse speed, Pictures folders, documents folders, etc. All of those things belong to your own personal user profile and will not be displayed on other user accounts. Think of the two user accounts as two, totally different computers. Most user accounts are able to share installed applications, but that's about it. The two accounts don't share email, internet favorites, themes, libraries, and so on.
I don't have an answer to your mouse question, only that the mouse also has it's own settings for each user account.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/122474-guest-account-not-working.html
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i know you cant delete an guest account but i cant even find it im using windows safe mode cause i got locked out of my computer and i turned the guest account on from safe mode but when i go to turn it off its not there can some please help me? im using windows xp service pack 3 home edition if that helps

A:cant turn off my guest account

Hi. I also faced same problem with you. I found A way to turn off the guest account. Go to safe mode and create a new account(do not choose limited user when doing this), then restart your computer and enter the new account. Go to user account and turn off the guest account. After this, remember to delete the new account in safe mode. I wish this may help you.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cant-turn-off-my-guest-account-272517.html
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Saw a thread on this , and it suggested i go to computer management and then local user folder and then users..and there i'd find the guest account and simply delete it. Thing is the Local User folder does not show up in my computer management window. Any way to have it show up, or is there another route I can take to delete the guest account?

A:Deleting Guest account

in the control panel click on user accounts
click on manage another account
click on the guest account
turn it off

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/deleting-guest-account-290122.html
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Last night i received a virus, and when trying to remove the virus (in safe mode) i changed the guest account to have admin priveleges and i removed the admin from my main account. I have removed this virus, and now i can't seem to change the name of my normal account, or return it to an admin. can anyone help?
 

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A while back I updated to windows from Win For the last while I have occasionally gotten an error on boot that says something like quot The windows Host Services has stopped working quot and when I close the error I get a black screen If I cntrl-alt-del I can restart the computer but the same error comes up If I instead Sign-Out instead of rebooting I am taken to the logon screen that has my main administrator account and a Guest remove account? Guest How to account If I logon using the main account everything is fine I don't remember setting up a guest account and I have no need for it I'm also not sure how things get messed up and how the guest account becomes active despite me never logging out of the main administrator account The strange thing is that if I go into User Accounts there is no guest account listed so I cannot remove the problem account Any thoughts as to what is going on or how to remove the problem guest account

A:How to remove Guest account?

Perhaps Windows Club's Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4[?] for Windows 10 might have a checkbox that removes the guest account. I assume the normal remove guest acct while in the admin acct is not working. Use UWT sparingly, or, you might be reaching for your Windows install DVD or your factory restore partition.

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/62082-how-remove-guest-account.html
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A:Guest account questions

This partly has to do with how those programs were installed in the first place. Some programs have installation options to determine who has access to the program. I'm not familiar enough with it to give you detailed instructions, but you may find some ways to tailor the guest account's ability to access programs and functions with gpedit.msc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/67592-guest-account-questions.html
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I have 5 PC's set up, all identical HP builds. All are running Win 7 Home Premium. On one of them, I cannot print from the guest account. I can print just fine from the Admin account.

The printer is an HP 1505N networked printer.

I have checked the Security tab & permissions -- Everyone is set to PRINT. The printer shows up in the list, but you cannot print to it (the print button is greyed out).

I tried removing and reinstalling.

If I go to troubleshoot the printer, I get "An error occured while troubleshooting."

The only AV/Firewall program running Is Microsoft Security Essentials.

Again, this is only one 1 of the 5 PC's. Please help!

Screenshots:
http://imgur.com/yq9uY.png
http://imgur.com/3r0z7.png

A:Cannot print from Guest Account

Install the printer again on the admin account (then set to "default"). Usually problems are due to driver installations on standard user accounts.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/71659-cannot-print-guest-account.html
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I cannot log into the internet with a guest account in both of my computers using windows 7. I need help ..... thanks

A:no internet with guest account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by guspolit


I cannot log into the internet with a guest account in both of my computers using windows 7. I need help ..... thanks


Which version of Windows 7? Is this an RC or final? If this is a RC, the guest mode that MS was trying was unlike guest mode in Vista. It was more like "kid proof" mode. Here's some info: http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/ff_pcsafeguard.asp


Why are you trying to access Internet with Guest? Logon as admin and then report back to us...

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/41448-no-internet-guest-account.html
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A:Guest account restrictions

This may be what you are looking for.
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/190082-guest-account-restrictions.html
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A:deleting guest account

Click Start Button then---Control Panel---User Accounts---Manage another account----Click on "Guest Account---Turn Off

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/598196/deleting-guest-account/
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Hello,
When i first setup Win 7 pro 64 bit,i activated the guest account for my wife and daughter to use
but now i want them both to have some privileges
Files such as music,photos.
Is there an easy way of doing this?

A:guest account migration

Create a regular user account for each of them, and then use gpedit.msc to assign what privileges that each of them have.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/68459-guest-account-migration.html
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This never happened until recently, but whenever someone tries to sign into the guest account on my computer, it freezes before its even finished loading the desktop. I get a prompt to enable/disable using a TV as a monitor, but my video card doesn't support that feature and I couldn't even enable it if I wanted to. A few seconds after trying to sign in, everything completely freezes and I can't get anything to work except bring up the Task Manager, and if I use that to log off I'm okay.

If I need to use system restore, is this going to delete everything I've downloaded, etc. since that point or just restore important system files? I've never used it before so I'm not sure.
 

A:Guest account freezes on log-on

Have you tried to repair the guest account?

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/8212
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/guest-account-freezes-on-log-on.698104/
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Hi,
I have established a 'Guest' user account on my new PC (Windows XP Media Center edition) for use of the babysitter or anyone else staying so they can browse the web and check emails etc. I cannot set up an Internet connection for it. It works OK as long as I leave my broadband connection running, but will will not establish a connection from booting up. I can not set up a connection from 'Internet options' on the connections tab when in the 'Guest account' as is says 'not logged on as administrator'. Please keep any instructions 'simple' 'cos I'm not that good!
Regards,

Trev
 

A:'GUEST' internet account

A possible solution:http://www.andyrathbone.com/tips/guestdial.html
moper
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/guest-internet-account.539008/
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I'm trying to setup the guest account on my parent's computer (win 7 home basic in Portuguese), so they can allow my nephew to use it without the kid making a mess out of the computer.

My dad is nearly legally blind, so he runs his resolution at minimum (600x480 or thereabouts). And my nephew keeps changing it to the maximum. Is there a way to change the settings so that guest accounts do not have the option to change screen resolutions?

A:Guest account restrictions?

Hello Cyclinglemur, and welcome to Seven Forums.

After changing the screen resolution to what your parents like, you can disable the display settings using the tutorial below to prevent them from being changed again.

Display Settings - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/142899-guest-account-restrictions.html
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What's my problem? Thanks.
 

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If I delete the Guest account files, does Win 7 know to recreate them if I re-enable the Guest account?

A:Deleting Guest account

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent


If I delete the Guest account files, does Win 7 know to recreate them if I re-enable the Guest account?


I think you can only disable the Guest account, not delete it. When it's disabled its state is saved. When enabled again, it is in the same state you disabled it in.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/40193-deleting-guest-account.html
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Hi,

I have enabled the guest account on my 7 ultimate. Whenever, I login as a guest, I am still able to see the C drive and all the folders under it (except admin account folder).

My requirement is that when any user logs in from the guest account and clicks on C drive, it should ask for the Admin password.

Please help with step by step instructions.

Nzyme

A:Windows 7 Guest Account

Changing File Permissions can be dangerous and should only be attempted if you know what you are doing. Especially with the root of your boot drive.

The way to do it would be to create a new user group called idiots, then adding the guest account to that group. Then only denying read access to the C: drive to the idiots user group. You will get some error messages when applying this to C:, be thankful for these error messages, without them the guest account would no longer work.

When the guest tries to Access C:\ for windows explorer they will receive an Access denied message.

This would not have a password override option.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/199026-windows-7-guest-account.html
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A:Guest Account Access

These might help.http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...w.mspx?mfr=truehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/300489

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/84503/guest-account-access/
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Is there some other reason like clean install? Thank You for answer and sorry for my english...

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/23913-guest-account-administrator.html
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After cleaning up malware and virus's everything seemed fine except under the guest account. Every .exe file that I try to run opens the "open with" box and doesn't let me run the program. All other users work fine. Is it possible to recreate the guest profile?
I know the guest account should be disabled and I have since done that, I would just like to fix the problem even though the account probably won't ever be used.
Thanks, Matt

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/398050/guest-account-problems/
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Many Thanks
 

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... and we didn't open it.

My SO thought that her daughter (aged 12) might have inadvertantly opened it, so I opened the account (no password) and checked the history. The history is full of porn sites -- tons and tons of it. Weirder, it has a history from last week (more porn), even though it did not exist last week.

So I reboot in safe mode so I can log in as administrator and delete this account. It does not appear as an account. I reboot in normal mode (or whatever it's called) and the guest account is there.

What's up with this? What can I do to get rid of it? Thanks in advance for any help -- I'm a child when it comes to this stuff.
 

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I want to make an account that sets itself to delete all files that have been downloaded by the user on sign out, and when you next sign in it the default files are loaded in again, with no files downloaded or internet history saved etc., still there. I'm leaving on a trip for two months and want to let my family let my PC, but don't trust them as they are known to download stupid things.

A:Set guest account limits

If you're using Windows 8 Professional you can use the Group Policy Editor (Windows Key + R, type gpedit.msc) - use the filter function to comb through the policies you need - and you could also prevent them from downloading, making changes to the OS, etc. - this would be your most comprehensive solution.

If you don't have Win Pro, or don't have the time to set policies, you could download something like CCleaner, it's free and easy to use, and set it to run at startup.

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/50055-set-guest-account-limits.html