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How To Turn Off The Windows Vista Guest Account

Even though a guest account is for users who don't have a permanent account on your computer and grants them very limited access, it does allow users to shut down the system. As a result, the guest account is disabled by default and below are the steps to disable it in case you left it on.


To Turn Off The Windows Vista Guest Account

  1. Click the Start button located in the lower-left corner of the Windows Vista desktop.
  2. Then click on Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel, click on User Accounts and Family Safety.
  4. Then click on User Accounts.
  5. Now click Manage another account.
  6. If you are prompted for a password or confirmation, enter it or provide confirmation.
  7. Then click on the Guest icon, which should also say Guest account below it.
  8. Now click the Turn off the guest account button to disable the Guest account.
  9. Windows Vista will then disable the guest account and leave it off until you turn it on.

Note: As the guest account allows a user to access a network, browse the Internet, and shut down the system, it is recommended that the guest account remains disabled when it is not being used.


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