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Q: can't access user or guest account.

when i click on the user account i see two lines of text and then it goes back to the logon screen could you help me please.

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A: can't access user or guest account.

You seem have trouble with userinit.exe from C:\Windows\System32 - the file is corrupted or you have wrong value about it in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Two ways: easy & defficult

1.Easy:Boot DVD Vista

Choose language>>repair computer>>system restore

2.Difficult: boot DVD Vista,replace correct userinit.exe in C:\Windows\System32 independly the file exist or not,load hive SOFTWARE from C:\Windows\System32\config as i.e REM_SOFTWARE (see this thread Can't Delete Registry Key from post 17 how edit registry remotly from DVD Vista) and check you have in key HKLM\REM_SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon this value

REG_SZ





"Userinit"="C:\\Windows\\system32\\userinit.exe,"



If not - fix it

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My folders and files in C:/users/myname/ can be viewed and accessed from the Guest user account. How do I stop this?
 

A:Files in my user account can be accessed from guest user account in VISTA

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Suddenly, the Windows 7 doesn't allow me to access my Admin Account and showing error msg (The User Profile Service service failed to Logon). I am left with only the Guest Account with limited access.
I tried copying the cmd.exe, using Fix It Program, login through Safe Mode but all didn't work.
Would anyone help pls?
HMK

A:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7

Hi,

Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
account.)
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
5. Boot up again pressing F8, but this time choose just Safe Mode.
6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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So this is probably the strangest problem I have ever encountered with Windows 7. About two or three months ago, I noticed that my user account had suddenly changed into a guest account. I get prompted for an administrator password when trying to do any tasks that require administrator privilege. It is not a huge hassle, as I know the administrator account password.

Here is where it becomes very strange. When I turn my computer on, it automatically logs me into my user account (the guest account). When I got into the user accounts section of the control panel and try to manage user accounts, it shows exactly zero user accounts on my computer. Also, when I try to change my user account (the guest account) to an administrator account, precisely nothing happens.

It gets evens stranger. When I log out of Windows, the only user account I can pick from, to log back into Windows, is the generic "Administrator" account. My user account is nowhere to be found. When I go to the control panel and try to manage accounts, only the administrator account is listed. There is an option turn on a generic guest account, but nothing related to my original user account is shown. Again, this is in contrast to when I am logged into my user account (the guest account), and see exactly zero user accounts listed on the manage accounts screen.

I feel that I am pretty good at avoiding bad websites, and I do have an antivirus program installed (not that that will prevent my ... Read more

A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff PC has a problem, the scenarios:

Specs: (Alias Names)
-Company Name: Contoso
-Staff PC under Domain Alpha
-PC Name: Contoso1-PC
-Local Users are: administrators and john
-User profiles:
> operations (contoso domain)
> john (local)
> administrator (local)
-MS Outlook connected to [email protected]

Thursday:
IT
1. remove/uninstall chat messengers, blocked linkedin,facebook,twitter,youtube
2. change User Account Type (Local Staff John Doe) from User to Guest
3. I change the type from User Accounts > Properties > Group Membership > Others > Guest
4. shutdown the system

Friday

1. turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username
2. provides the username, Contoso1-PC\john
3. staff login to his local account using his password

Saturday

1. staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone
2. IT check the Users folder there are particular folders:
3. john and john.contoso1-pc
4. both folders empty
5. outlook not connected
6. account is totally FRESh
7. IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha, not working the usual password, webmail.contoso.com/owa
8. after an hour, the usual password works
9. IT tried to connect MS outlook 2003 using [email protected] not working saying "outlook.pst is not offline file"

PROBLEM:
1. files are gone
2. Totally FRESh account

I don't know what happen, guys please help, the FIles are gone.

Hoping your best solution.

THanks.
 

A:Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted

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Hi
I have an account problem with Windows XP on my PC. The Windows Welcome page shows both my user account (password protected) and the guest account. When I attempt to login using my user account the PC opens the guest account. The settings for this are as if the PC has just come from the factory and has none of my files in My Docs or Desktop. When I open user accounts in Control Panel it only shows guest account as running. I have tried to do a System Restore but after a selecting a restore point the screen sticks on "gathering information" and won't go any further.
Help please, I have a lot of important inforamtion stored in various memories and also important emails in Outlook Express which I can't access

Thanks

A:User account opens as guest account

Your user profile has become corrupted. If you have Windows XP Pro (not home) at the login screen, pres CTRL+AL+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the classic login screen. Here log in as Administrator, leave the Password blank unless you set a password for the admin account. Here go to Start/Run and type control userpasswords and press enter. Create a new user account with admin rights. Log out of the Administrator account and login as the new user. Browse to C:/Documents and Settings open up your old user profile folder and Copy the My Documents, Favorites, Desktop and Start Menu folders and Paste them into your new profile folder overwriting the empty ones.

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Hi

This is my first post, so apologies if I am in the wrong area.

My father uses my mum's notebook PC, which has only ever had her account on it, no password. Suddenly (well, about a month ago, but suddenly then) a Guest account has appeared on the log-in screen, and my mum's original account is locked with a password that no-one knows (there never was a password, my mum died 4 years ago so I'm pretty sure she didn't do it, I can't see how he could do it by accident, even though he is an idiot, and her certainly wouldn't know how to do it on purpose!!).

Any ideas on getting around this? Anyone know how it happened? In other similar posts, people have suggested using HijackThis to get a system log, so I will add that to the end of the post - but please, any ideas or advice is most welcome

---

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 23:14:16, on 29/03/2016
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.18231)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:New guest user account - Win 7 HJT log

Hi and welcome.
As this is now your fathers notebook pc and he has the right to make any changes that he chooses - he is the one that you need to ask on how to access any account, that is contains.
It is also against the forum rules to help with password related issues.
 

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When I recently setup a new computer, I somehow created a Guest user account which contains a number of files and installed programs, etc. I've tried to access the Guest to see what's in there but can't so I turned it off. What is the GA for? Does a Guest account take up space like my regular Ellen one? It is possible to copy what's in the GA to Ellen's and then delete GA? Working user accounts is so confusing.
I'm the only one who uses the computer and everything is backed up to external drives (Acronis, Macrium, EaseUS, etc.). Thanks for your help. ellenc

A:Guest user account

Hello Ellen,

A guest account is an account for users who don't have a permanent account on your computer or domain. It allows people to use your computer without having access to your personal files. People using the guest account can't install software or hardware, change settings, or create a password.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off

Since you don't plan on using the guest account and have turned it off, you can delete its "C:\Users\Guest" profile folder to gain back the bit of space it takes,

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Hi,

When i access a system which is having windows xp professional as an operating system and it is in workgroup it is going to guest account and asking the guest password but there is an option in which if we change and when we try to access the same system it will ask the user name and password instead of going to guest account.

So do anyone have an idea about that option. Please let me know it is very much needed to me.

Awaiting for the reply.

Thank you for your valuable time.
 

A:guest account - normal account access in xp professional

Not sure I understand your question or problem. Maybe this info will help.

If you are using Simple File Sharing (Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab - Use simple file sharing) it should quietly use the network guest account for access and there should be no prompt. If there is the system has a problem.

If you are using Advanced File Sharing (not using Simple File Sharing) you should get the prompt for a regular account/password.
 

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Hey peps,

Really need your help on this one!

I have no guest accounts on my computer but when I go to log on as me using my credentials (as an administrator) it logs into a 'Guest User Default Account' and I cannot access my main administrators account. I have a different default wallpaper ect.


Please help!

Best Wishes

Rob

A:Guest User Default Account

Hello and welcome Rob mate is this a recent thing or has it always been like this?

Some system specs would be real helpful too
System Info - See Your System Specs

Now two things you could do if you have not already are these


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

Have you also been to User accounts in the Control Panel and opened it and then clicked on Manage another account do that before the other scans see what there is there.

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I have six user accounts on my PC, i have a big family, but one of them can't login because "The Group Policy Client service failed to logon. Access denied" error message pops up and we are sure the password is correct. Also the guest account does not have a password it just logs in and takes a while to prepare the desktop, after it has logged on there's a pop up message that says that the current account is temporary and can't acces any files and the ones created will be deleted once I log off. This account is also the admin account and when installing programs a prompt comes up and ask for the password but there is none and all you have to do is press enter and it works as if you had actually input a password. Also I cannot create or delete accounts because for some other reason acces is denied, I have tried using the command prompt to change the password and tried several other commands but they don't work. I have several limitations because of this problem and it seems to keep on getting worst, any help is appreciated.

A:why is my guest account the only admin user?

Which version of Windows 7?

I don't think the Guest account can have administrator rights, be an administrator. The actual Administrator account is hidden by default. You need at least one User set with administrative rights, shows as Administrator but others can be Standard users.
User accounts: FAQ - Windows Help
The number of Users allowed appears to be limited only by the amount of space available on the HDD.
user accounts: How many user accounts can I create? - Microsoft Community

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There is a game I am trying to play and it runs a program called Game Guard which is needed to play it. Game Guard needs to access the system32 folder in order for the game to work, but as I am on a Guest account, it will not work.

Is there anyway (using administrator) to be able to change very specific privileges so that the Guest account is able to access this folder?

I am using Windows XP Home Edition SP2.

This computer is only available to my family so there won't be any problems if this account were to access that folder.

Thanks in advance
 

A:User Account Privilages - Guest

Try this: Go to start>run and type:

control userpasswords2 press enter, Here you can change your admin settings.
 

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I should be able to, shouldn't I? When I go to control panel > user accounts > and click on Guest, which is already off, the only option shown is "turn the guest account on".
If I click " ? using the guest account" in the Learn About box, an error message popup appears saying "automation server can't create object"
And if I click on the OK in the error message, a new window opens up with the Address showing the Internet Explorer blue e and the words "about:blank"
I go to View > Source in the toolbar and Notepad opens up and all that is written is " <HTML></HTML> "

Something sketchy going on here?! Any advice would really be appreciated, thanks!

A:Can't Delete Guest User Account

You can not delete the guest account thats why there is an option to turn it off or on.

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I am not really getting any help with this anywhere. Here is the link to show what I am up to: Turn off Guest account W8 - Geeks to Go Forums

Its gotta be something simpler than this.

A:Guest User Account - Suicidal

Hello ding dong, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The Guest account will always be displayed in the "User Accounts" window. If you notice, it says that it is turned off, so you should no longer be seeing the Guest account on your sign in screen.

Are you still seeing the Guest account on your sign in screen or Start screen user menu?

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Hello,
I have a Windows7 home premium Toshiba laptop (SP 1) that I recently acquired from a used laptop shop. I requested that an administrator user account with a password and a Guest User account be set up so that our kids can use the guest account without downloading anything from the internet.
The problem is that our Administrator account has an internet connection and access, but not so on the Guest. The laptop shop guy is not familiar with how the guest account works (????) so I am on my own, unless someone here can help.
I can connect with our home internet system using the Administrator account then switch user to the guest account and attempt to browse (firefox), but it says my machine is not connected to a server, even though less than a minute earlier on the Administrator account, I was connected.

Can someone give me any direction on this to resolve?

Thank,
Smart Un

A:Guest User Account Problem

Log into your administrator account and go to Control Panel/User Accounts create a new Standard users account, set the Parental Controls for this account. Test the account by logging out and logging into the new account.

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A:Can I change a guest account to a user acct. for p...

You should be able to use ADMIN Tools and change to another user or you can simply add a password to the guest account also.

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 The Guest user completely disappeared after I upgrade from WIN 7 to WIN10.The start up page only show admin user account.

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A:Can I change a guest account to a user acct. for p...

You should be able to use ADMIN Tools and change to another user or you can simply add a password to the guest account also.

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 The Guest user completely disappeared after I upgrade from WIN 7 to WIN10.The start up page only show admin user account.

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Guest account/user and windows reader (pdf)
How to permit the guest account to use the Windows Reader (app for viewing e.g. pdf files)?

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Dear people of the Tenforums,

I could use your advice.

On Saturday I decided to give new Windows 10 (it picked Home Edition by itself) a try. Previous version was Windows 7.

After a flawless install I have seen that something on my C: partition is using a lot of disk space. It was Windows.old file which I have successfully deleted by using Disk Cleanup. But last night I see Windows.old has reappeared back, which is quite a surprise, so I wanted to delete it again.

But now UAC blocks my every effort because User Account "doesn't have Administrator permission". The Yes button in the UAC is greyed out, I can only click No which leaves me where I was. The Account is reduced to what appears to be Guest. Naturally, I ended up more or less completely cut off from making any serious alteration to anything. I can't delete folders of importance, change account status (back to Admin), nothing ... I can only use the computer ...

Another issue is that my otherwise empty D: partition has 3 files (one of them is named "WindowsImageBackup"), they together take more than 100G of hard disk space. As a Guest it's impossible to open or access them to see what's in them, let alone delete them. Does anyone know what they are?

I know that Win 10 is supposed to delete Windows.old by itself after 30 days (I hope "WindowsImageBackup" too), but is there any way for me to solve the issue of account status - to return to Admin - and do it by myself alone as soon as p... Read more

A:User Account reduced from Admin to Guest

Hello and welcome to the Forums!

I suggest you try to enable the built in administrator account, log out and then back into the new admin account and then see if you can change your user account back to being an administrator account.

Here are the tutorials you will need to do this:

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

Notice that there are several options for doing each change - you may need to try more than one before you find the one that works for you.

Hope this helps!

Phil

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when I had win7 rc build 7100 on my system, it had a hidden feature of guest mode of user account. (this guest mode gets activated with the standard user account. it had similar feature as of Deepfreeze application)

but now when I upgraded my win7 to build 7229 then I noticed that this guest mode of user account has been discontinued.

why this feature of guest mode has been discontinued?

A:why guest mode of user account discontinued?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bodmas


when I had win7 rc build 7100 on my system, it had a hidden feature of guest mode of user account. (this guest mode gets activated with the standard user account. it had similar feature as of Deepfreeze application)

but now when I upgraded my win7 to build 7229 then I noticed that this guest mode of user account has been discontinued.

why this feature of guest mode has been discontinued?


Guest mode has not been discontinued. If you go to start>control panel>user accounts guest mode is there and probaly off. If you are in admin mode you can click on guest and enable it

Ken

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Hello. I can't open the guest folder usgin my admin ccount on windows 7. Each time I need a file I have to login using guest account and its frustrating. I just clic on the folder and nothing happens

A:Can't access to guest account files from another account

Administrator account is not for general usage, and NOT your own account.
Administrator account required password to access.
Usually, no one use Administrator account.
Do note the differences between "Administrator" account and "admin" rights.
Administrator account have full rights to anything and everything.
"Admin" rights is just act as administrator and is not an account.

As the 1st newly create account (mainly your own account) may have that admin rights.
With admin rights, you are accessible to create accounts for other users.

Also for guest account, by default have no password.
Guest account is always available, but need to initiate it for use, and no password is needed.

If you create guest account, it will not be a guest account, and this will be another user account, but the name "Guest" may conflict with the system created "Guest" account.

In conclusion, you may started the wrong way.

So, if your had manually create an Guest account with password, it is not a guest account at all.
But an user account with the name "Guest".
When you activated the Guest account, there will not be any password.

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Hi, I have two user accounts used by my wife and myself and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) works fine on both user accounts. Very occasionally our daughters visit and use our pc. They use the Guest account. I just happened to log into the Guest account and got a pop up message saying that Microsoft Security Client User Interface has stopped working. When I closed the message I noticed that the MSE icon was missing from the Notification Area. When I tried to open MSE from the Start Menu I just got the pop up message again and MSE would not open.

I would add that I have no other anti-virus software running on my pc apart from MSE.

I would appreciate any help that anyone could give me

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I was told to never use the Guest user account as it was not safe to use. I was told that I should open up another standard account without a password.

What have you learned and how good do you feel about the source of this info?

A:Is the Win8 Guest user profile account unsafe to use?

Hello rfharbin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Actually a standard account has more rights than a guest account, so creating a standard account that's not password protected is a lot more unsecure.

If you want someone to have temporary access to your computer, you can turn on the guest account. People using the guest account can't install software or hardware, change settings, or create a password unlike they could in a standard account.
Guest Account - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums
Instead, I would recommend to either create a standard account with a password, or turn off the guest account when it's no longer needed say after your house guest leaves.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I only have one account on my recently installed Windows 8 and accidentally managed to change the account type from Admin to Guest in User Accounts. Now, I am not able to run any programs that require administrator password. The popping up window says "to continue, type an administrator password, then click yes". However, it does not give me any option to enter the administrator password and the button "yes" is disabled (see attachment). Also, at the logon I don't have an option to choose any other account than the one that used to be admin, but is now guest. I feel like I entered a loop, because now I am not able to go back to User Accounts to change it back. Are there any options for me to change the account type back to Admin?

It had all worked fine before but I changed my hotmail password recently and was not able to start Windows 8 without entering the password any more, so I wanted to adapt the password in User Accounts. I did not find that option so left User Accounts (must have then accidentally changed the account type, still not sure how), but since then I am not able to enter it back (since I cannot run any programs as administrator).

Thanks for any help,
Piotr

A:User account type changed from Admin to Guest

Hello Piotr, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could try refreshing Windows 8 to see if it will set you up another administrator account. You may need to do so at boot. Be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Guest account disabled, never been enabled, still I have it on user menu.

How to remove it?

Kari

A:How do I remove Guest account from Start Screen user menu?

Turn it off.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Win XP Home SP2
Recently wanted to turn on the Guest account so my grandson could use the computer w/o messing my stuff up ==Was able to turn the account on BUT It would NOT allow me to log-on saying it could not load the profile ?? Any ideas ?? permissions ?? == Dont believe it has anything to do with anti-virus or spyware but in any event the system is "clean" ===== Im the ONLY user

A:Guest Account Access

These might help.http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...w.mspx?mfr=truehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/300489

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Hi,
Just got a little refurbed computer and in the process of setting things up as I like them. I have my main account set with administrator privileges and there is also a guest account which was already here but turned off. I have just turned that on but it shows as password protected and I can't get in to change this. If I try from my admin account I get "access denied". Also when logging onto to windows all that shows is my main account, no list including the guest account. If I try to switch user from my account it shows a blank box where the picture should be and says "other user" rather than "Guest". I have tried endless fixes from the internet but still am locked out. Any help much appreciated.
 

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Hey all,

I have spent the weekend trying to figure out how to change my account type back to administrator but with no luck.

I have been running this laptop as my main machine for a few months now with no problems, however, I realised I had a problem when I wanted to change some networking settings on Friday when the UAC said I needed admin privileges and wouldn't let me enter a password or click "Yes", hence not allowing me to go any further.

I went to control panel > User accounts and saw my account type has been changed to Guest.

Now I have thought long and hard and I have not changed or had any need to change my account type to guest, nor has anyone else had access to my laptop, so I can only assume this has been done in the last week or so during a Windows update.

I'll tell you what I did to try to resolve this below:

First of all I tried to enable the hidden administrator account while in my account by running command prompt as admin (and then entering net user Administrator /active:yes) but as I don't have admin privileges I couldn't even open the command prompt so I couldn't get any further.

After reading around the net and this forum I found this thread and gave it a try. After restarting the laptop and booting into safe mode I was expecting to see and Administrator account next to my account at the log in screen, however, there was only the administrator account to choose from, so I clicked it and it went through the first time initialisation of ... Read more

A:Main user account type changed to guest, can't change back

You could try option 2 from here Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

Hirens you can download from here Download Hiren?s BootCD 15.2 | HBCD Fan & Discussion Platform but I'd try the administrator method first

Good luck

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Hi all,

Some Background
I'm currently administrator of a couple different groups of computers at a university, and I've been looking into changing the layout of the logon screen. I've found a lot of information, but something that I have wanted from the start has eluded me.

What I'm trying to do
I'd like to set the logon screen (or welcome screen I suppose) to display only one available account: the guest account that I have personalized for professors or students to use (not the same as the default Windows guest account). I would also like to have the option to switch users at the logon screen, preferably with the on-screen button that says switch users which I can't seem to get to display using my methods.

System Specs
All of the PCs I am administrating have some differences... Simply put, I have a bunch of desktops running Win7 Pro x64, and a bunch of NetBooks running Win7 Starter x86.

What I have tried
I've made my attempts on one of the NetBooks thus far since I can carry it around. On Win7 Starter it seems that "Switch User" is disabled, but I think it is still in the PC because when I tried a Registry Hack that hides all user accounts except the one that was last logged into, I had the option to switch users, but only when the account I last used had a password. The guest account does not and cannot have one. Anyway, the registry hack I just mentioned involves going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList and crea... Read more

A:Trying to make logon screen with guest account and switch user button

Your best bet probably would be do not display any accounts.
Log On with User Name and Password

But your users would have to memorize login. Or you can write a little note right on the Welcome screen wallpaper by editing it in Paint and changing it.

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I have just set up a guest account and want to stop that account from accessing the C drive, which it is able to do at the moment by clicking on ?Computer? / ?Cdrive? then right click ?open?
I have gone into the C drive properties / permissions area on my own account and want to change the permissions for the ?users? from ?full access? to ?deny? which I hope will then stop anyone using the guest account from accessing the C drive.
Two questions, the first one being will that work ?
And secondly I am concerned that although I am the administrator and still have full access, I came across a little snippet while trying to sort this out that said if I was registered as having full access in two areas e.g. Administrator and User, if access was denied to one of those (User) then that would take priority over the other one (Administrator).
I am concerned that I may lock myself out of my computer.
Can anyone give me any help or advice on this ?
Thanks in anticipation,
FBW

A:Guest account access problem

IMPORTANT

Users is a group that contains all users on the system (including the administrator accounts)
Deny rights do override all others so you are likely to lock yourself out if you follow the path you describe.

By default the guest user can see the c: drive but can only access the public areas, a guest user cannot change anything that will effect the operating system - if a guest attempts to run any system level commands they will be prompted to enter administrator credentials and the request will be looged in the security log (event Viewer)

If you wish to prevent the guest from "seeing" the c:drive the only way to do this safely is to remove the everyone group from the areas concerned whilst retaining the administrators group's access and manually adding your actual user to the permissions (assuming UAC is correctly set-up).

Due to the complex permissions schema used for win7 system drives I would actually advise against trying this on the C: drive

It is however quite simple to do on data drives but even here I suggest that you experiment with a test folder tree to ensure you get things correct

one more thing if you are going to work with this sort of permissions changes image your system before you start and enable the hidden administrator as a backup user

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This Thread seems to have been moved from Newsgroup to Archive though we were in the middle of finding a solution to my problem.
I try now to carry on on this Forum, as suggested, with a new Thread with the same Title as before.

I would like to answer here to tom982 who kindly asked me a question to help with my problem to access the Vista Guest Account.

Tom982, here is my answer to your question:
a) COM+Event System shows:
Status = Started / Startup Type = Automatic

b) SENS shows:
Status = blank / Startup Type = Manual

I hope you will find my answer here .... and the solution to my problem.
Thank you very much for your help.

A:Access Guest Account problem

If you would kindly restate your question, you may get additional help.

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Hi, I wonder what's the difference between a Guest account & a standard account in terms of access right. I want to modfiy either account user not to access some program in my PC. How can I do that?

A:access right guest/standard account

For both Vista and Windows 7, you can deny permission. This can be done in a standard account
Sharing and Permissions - Windows 7 Forums

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HI. Need total help here. I have a Dell computer. Desktop. Windows 7 Ultimate. I have an administr account with a password. Then, like 2 years ago or a bit longer I created a guest account without password. I am using it since then. And have stored a bunch of important files. Now, I can't access that account. The message says: " THE GROUP POLICY CLIENT FAILED TO LOG IN. ACCESS IS DENIED"
And thats it. No more access since 10 days. The administrative account has access with the password. And I created a third account without password which also has access. The problem is that guest account. No way I can access anything. NO idea what to do!
All your help, with detailed steps will really really save be eternally appreciated!

THANKS!!!!

A:Guest account access denied.

Try adding a password to the guest account, such as "guest"

If that doesn't work try looking in the Group Policy Editor to change the policy. Something may have changed a Registry setting. GPE is just an editor that stores the info in the Registry.

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Hey everyone!

It's been awhile since I've had to do this, and I totally forget how.

I need to change what programs can, and can't be accessed from the Guest
Account in XP.

The main issue is that the software for my wireless card won't load in the guest account, and I can't remember how to change that.

Any hints guys?
 

A:Guest account, and the access levels.

hi
check this article .. is this what you wanted ?

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/tips/theriot1.mspx
 

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I have windows 7 home premium. I set up a guest account. When using the guest account there is no Internet access. How do I change that? Please replay with easy instructions.

A:guest account and Internet access

There are limitations with the Guest account. The following link explains more about this.
Guest Account Cannot Access Internet

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Hello, I'm trying to set up a computer to access the internet from a guest account (or limited account) but it seems to be unable to connect to any https sites. This happens on internet explorer as well as google chrome, (haven't tried firefox, but suspect the same). I have tried turning windows firewall off as well as rifled all over the net. It seems others have had this but no where have I found the solution. Also changing to an admin account makes it work but for security reasons I want to avoid providing admin access to my guests.

Any help greatly appreciated!

-Torquin
 

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hi,

can we access a sytem c: and d: using the guest account of the windows xp system??

Awiating for the reply.

Thank you for your valuable time.
 

A:can we access a system using the guest account

yes,default installations of Win XP Home have a unpassworded administrator account.
Press ctrl+alt+del twice on the login screen and you will be taken to one where you can enter any username, such as" Administrator" no password and you are in.
 

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when ever i attempt to enable and access the guest account, or create a new user account, when i click the account icon from the sign in screen it, the account immediately says 'logging off' which is bizarre because they weren't logged in!!

my account owner administrator works fine, has never been altered

any ideas on a remedy? thank you very much

A:guest account and other accounts won't access

It is a user account problem.

Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Local Security Policy;


A default guest account already exists as does a "hidden" admin account which has universal control. ( The default/admin account which most people use is not a "Universal Administrator Account").

You have to activate that admin account;

Click on "enable". Set it up as required with or without password etc.

Enable the guest account and assign whatever rights you want to give it, using "User Rights Assignment", and that's basically that!

Make sure you have a good backup ( image ), and that you don't forget your password, because if you do there is no way to get in to the system.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I have a new laptop running Windows 8 and just purchased Office 365.   I installed it and it works for my user account.  However, when I switched user to be the Guest User, Office 365 is not showing up.  How can I make Office 365 accessible
to the Guest account?

thanks

A:Guest account access to Office 365

The O365 access is tied to the associated Live ID and whether or not that had O365...

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When I activate the guest account on Windows XP Home Edition I can't access the internet, is there away to turn internet access on for the guest account.
Thanks

A:Can't Access Internet When In Guest Account

This link should be helpful... My Guest account can't dial up the Internet!

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Some time ago I opened a Guest account. As an Administrator I wanted to test this account now, howeve I am not able to access it: After clicking the Guest button Vista takes its time and after about a minute I received the error message: "Windows could not connect to the sens service. Consult the Administrator." I have no idea what the sens service is. Thank you for your help.

A:Access Guest account problem

The System Event Notification Service (SENS) is a microsoft service which tracks various system events and notifies programs which need to know about those events. For instance, this service will track the disconnection of a device from a USB port and notify programs that need to know about this, Windows itself as a start, and, say, your Nokia PC Suite because, for example, you have just unplugged your Nokia cell phone.

Why do you want to access this account? Or is it just that you want to know if anything is wrong?

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How in the world do I disable all Internet access for the Guest account on a Windows XP Professional (SP2) system? I've been searching through Policies and Services and Googling this all morning!

And while I'm thinking of it, is it possible to disable all of the Internet (AIM, Yahoo, HTTP, Kazaa, etc), but still be able to browse the LAN? I can't begin to thank somebody enough for these answers!
 

A:Deny Internet access for Guest Account

Would it be an option somewhere in the "Administrative Tools" ??
 

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So I have friends i want to let them check their email and maybe save a bit in their documents folder. I want to limit the guest account so they cant get into anything else. can i limit programs they can use and hdds/files they can access from the Guest account?
 

A:Solved: I want to limit Guest account access.

you would be better posting this in the XP forum.

khaz
 

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I have access to the Internet when I am on the admin account and I use to have access on the guest account as well. Today for some reason I start my computer up and the guest account no longer has Internet access. (using IE) Why could this be? Why would it happen out of no where? How do I fix it? I use chrome on my admin account and it works fine.

A:Guest account Internet access not working.

With this limited information it's difficult to guess at what the problem might be but I would start by resetting the router.

It helps to have a router configuration file to get all the routers settings back to where they were, otherwise you would have to do it manually.

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