How to Enable Guest Account in Windows 8.x and Windows 10

Every Windows machine comes with a few built-in accounts. For example, there is an Administrator account in all Windows 8.x and 10 computers, albeit this account is disabled by default for the obvious reasons related to the abuse of the account by hackers and malware. In addition to this Administrator account, your Windows PC also has a Guest account which as you can guess, is for guest users. Guest users are by definition some people who you let use the computer for some basic things like using the web browser, checking emails and such, but you do not want to give them any permissions to change the settings.

The Guest user account in Windows is also disabled for the same reasons related to security of your PC. But if you want to enable this guest user account in Windows for one of your own reasons (perhaps for your little brother who wants to use the Disney site), then you can proceed as follows:

  1. Press the Win+R hotkey, type lusrmgr.msc and press Enter.Enable Guest User Account in Windows 10
  2. In the User Management window, select the Users category from the left side.
  3. Double-click on the Guest account displayed on the right-side pane.Enable Guest User Account in Windows 10
  4. In the properties window for the Guest account, uncheck the checkbox labeled Account is disabled and then click on the OK button.Enable Guest User Account in Windows 10
  5. Now you can try signing out of Windows and when you sign back in, you will see the Guest user account in the list of available user accounts.

Enabling the Guest user account is generally not a good idea security wise. This is one of the first things the hackers check on a victim’s computer. If you do have to enable the Guest user account, you may want to rename the Guest user into something else.