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In default settings, guest account is disabled in Windows 10. When you need it, you have to enable it manually. Then how do we enable guest account in Windows 10?

What Is Guest Account?

Guest account can be used by visitors to access the computer. It does not have the privileges to change Windows settings or install programs. The only thing it can do is to read the files or use the applications that have already been on the computer.
guest account in Windows 10
However, computer could easily be hacked by others via guest account and then the password and authority of Adminstrator will leak as well. Generally, the guest account is disabled in default. Actually you can enable guest account manually if you want to use it. Three solutions will be provided here for you to enable it in Windows 10.

How to Enable Guest Account in Windows 10?

Solution #1: Use Local Users and Groups to Enable Guest Account in Windows 10

Note:This solution requires administrator privileges. Besides, it is not appropriate for Windows 10 home edition. Please refer to Solution #2 if administrator account is not available.

Step 1: Press “Win” + “R” key at the same time to open “Run” window. Type in “lusrmgr.msc” and press “Enter”.

enter lusrmgr in run

Step 2: When you will go into “Local Users and Groups”, double click “Users” and find out the guest account. Right click guest account and then select “Properties” in the menu.

guest account

Step 3: When you see the “Guest Properties” window, please do not check the item “Account is disabled” and then click “OK”.

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Solution #2: Use System Rescue Tool Renee PassNow

Note: If you don’t have an administrator account, you can use Renee PassNow to create a new account with administrator privileges.

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Whole password reset process takes only 4 simple steps without damaging data inside! Do not require any professional knowledge or possible password combinations.

For local account and administrator, Renee Passsnow will remove the password directly.

For Microsoft account, Renee Passnow will turn the Microsoft account into local one and reserve all data inside the account.

Renee Passnow can help to recover data or transfer data inside the disk without running Windows.

Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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Here are detailed steps on how to reset login password with Renee PassNow.

Step 1: Download and install Renee PassNow in any workable Windows computer. 

press to the download button

Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.

Select one option from [Crate a Live USB] and [Create a Live CD]. Then, select [x64] or [x86] according to your computer. Next, click on [Download Now] to download the licensed ISO. Remember to activate the software beforehand. After that, click on [Create USB] to create the boot media.
use renee passnow to create usb to reset passnword

Step 3: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.

You will boot the target computer via a new created reset disk. Firstly, please hold a hot key to enter the BIOS menu and put CD-ROM or Removable Devices as the first choice. Please click here to know about how to change the boot order of your computer. After changing it successfully, please remember to save your setting and then restart your PC.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS

Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.

Reset password

Step 5: Choose target Guest account and then click “Enable”.

Enable user account Windows 10

Solution #3: Use Command Prompt to Enable Guest Account in Windows 10

Note: This solution is compatible with Windows 10 including home edition and Pro edition. Besides, it also requires administrator privileges.

Step 1: Type “cmd” in search box, right click “Command Prompt” and then click “Run as administrator”.

enable command prompt

Step 2: When the Command Prompt pops up, type in: net user guest /active: yes, press “Enter”.

A message “The command completed successfully” will appear if guest account is enabled successfully.

enable guest account with Command Prompt
It’s suggested to disable the guest account when you don’t use it. Repeat steps above. When you go into “Command Prompt”, type in: net user guest /active: no. In addition, you can also use Renee PassNow to disable guest account. Please refer to Solution #2 if you want to learn about all detailed steps.
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