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How To Add A Guest Account On Windows 11

Want to add a guest account on Windows 11? Follow these simple steps to improve security and provide user-specific roles on your device.

To add a guest account on Windows 11, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings and select “Accounts” from the left pane.
  2. Choose “Family & other users” from the menu that appears.
  3. Under “Other users,” click on the “Add account” button.
  4. Instead of entering an email address or phone number, click on “I don’t have the person’s sign-in information.”
  5. On the “Create account” screen, choose the option that says “Add a user without a Microsoft account.”
  6. Provide a name for the account (e.g., “Visitor”) and enter a password twice, along with answers to three security questions.
  7. Click “Next” to complete the process.
  8. The newly created account will now be listed under “Other users.” To use it, sign out of your current account and sign in to the new one.
  9. To further restrict the account, you can add it to the “Guest” user group by opening the “Computer Management” window and navigating to System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users. Right-click on the newly created account, choose “Properties,” go to the “Member Of” tab, click on “Add” and then “Advanced.” Find and select “Guests,” click “OK” twice, select “Users,” and remove it. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to confirm the changes. If the “Local Users and Groups” option is not visible, you can download “lusrmgr” from GitHub and follow a similar process.
  10. Alternatively, you can use the Command Prompt to create a guest account by opening it as an administrator, typing the command “net user Username /add” (replace Username with the desired name for the guest account), and then using the commands “net localgroup Users Username /delete” and “net localgroup Guests Username /add” to adjust the account’s group membership.
  11. Remember that Windows 10 users can also create a guest account using the same steps, except for finding the option in Settings. Instead, they can navigate to Settings > Accounts > Other users and click on “Add someone else to this PC.
  12. There is no limit to the number of guest accounts you can create, and both methods provide effective ways to grant limited access to your personal device.

Step-by-Step Guide: Adding a Guest Account on Windows 11

Here’s a detailed guide on how to add a guest account on your Windows 11 PC, ensuring limited access and improved security.

To add a guest account on Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings and select “Accounts” from the left pane.
  2. Choose “Family & other users” from the menu that appears.
  3. Under “Other users,” click on the “Add account” button.
  4. Instead of entering an email address or phone number, click on “I don’t have the person’s sign-in information.”
  5. On the “Create account” screen, choose the option that says “Add a user without a Microsoft account.”
  6. Provide a name for the account (e.g., “Visitor”) and enter a password twice, along with answers to three security questions.
  7. Click “Next” to complete the process.
  8. The newly created account will now be listed under “Other users.” To use it, sign out of your current account and sign in to the new one.
  9. To further restrict the account, you can add it to the “Guest” user group by opening the “Computer Management” window and navigating to System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users. Right-click on the newly created account, choose “Properties,” go to the “Member Of” tab, click on “Add” and then “Advanced.” Find and select “Guests,” click “OK” twice, select “Users,” and remove it. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to confirm the changes. If the “Local Users and Groups” option is not visible, you can download “lusrmgr” from GitHub and follow a similar process.
  10. Alternatively, you can use the Command Prompt to create a guest account by opening it as an administrator, typing the command “net user Username /add” (replace Username with the desired name for the guest account), and then using the commands “net localgroup Users Username /delete” and “net localgroup Guests Username /add” to adjust the account’s group membership.
  11. Remember that Windows 10 users can also create a guest account using the same steps, except for finding the option in Settings. Instead, they can navigate to Settings > Accounts > Other users and click on “Add someone else to this PC.
  12. There is no limit to the number of guest accounts you can create, and both methods provide effective ways to grant limited access to your personal device.

By following these simple steps, you can easily add a guest account on your Windows 11 PC, ensuring your privacy and security are maintained while allowing others to use your device with restricted access.