Operating system Windows How to activate the Guest user account and set up the computer for authorized person for using in Windows XP?
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How to activate the Guest user account in Windows XP?

If you want guests to be able to use your computer, you can enable the Guest user account. When logged on as a Guest, your friend can use your computer, but your friend cannot access your password-protected files.

How to enable Guest access

1.

Log on as an administrator.

2.

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

The Start menu with Control Panel selected

3.

Click User Accounts.

The Pick a category page with User Accounts selected

4.

Under or pick an account to change, click Guest.

Guest icon selected on User Accounts page

5.

On the Do you want to turn on the guest account? page, click the Turn On the Guest Account button.

Do you want to turn on the guest account? page

Now the Guest account is enabled. Alternately, you can disable the Guest account and set up your computer so that only one person can use it. See following, how to set up the computer for an authorized person.

How to set up your computer so that only authorized people can use it?

If you have enabled your Guest account, you should disable the Guest account (once your guest has finished using your computer) to improve your computer’s security.

How to disable the Guest account in Windows XP?

1.

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

Start menu with Control Panel selected

2.

Under Pick a Category, click User Accounts.

Control Panel window with User Accounts selected

3.

Under or pick an account to change, click Guest.

User Accounts window with Guest account selected

4.

On the What do you want to change about the guest account? page, click Turn off the guest account.

What do you want to change about the guest account? page with Turn off the guest account selected

Now the Guest account is disabled. As an added safety precaution, and to prevent users without user accounts from logging on, it’s a good idea to add passwords to every account on your computer.
 


Operating system - Windows