Creating a guest account in Windows used to be an easy process that anyone could do with a few clicks of a button. In the newer versions of Windows 11 and 10, the guest account feature has been removed. Fortunately, a workaround means it is still possible to create an account that mimics the features of a guest account. This article will teach you how to create and add a guest account in Windows 11.
How to create and add a guest account
- Click on Start ⊞ and select Settings⚙, or use Windows + I to quickly open Settings.
- Go into the Accounts section and select Other users. If you are on an older version of Windows 11 you will find this option as Family & other users.
- Select Add account to create a new user account.
- When the account creation screen appears, choose I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
- Select Add a user without a Microsoft account to create the guest account without linking a Microsoft account.
- Set the username, password, and three security questions for the guest account. (Do not use “Guest” as a username since it is reserved in the OS).
Once the new account is created, you can add the account to a guest user group. To do this you will need to:
- Open Windows Search and open Computer Management as an administrator
- In Computer Management go to System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users to add the account to the user group. (You will not find the “Local Users and Groups” option if you are using the Home edition of Windows 11).
- Switch to the Group membership tab and choose Add membership to pick the guest user group.
- Select Guests from the list of groups and click on Select to confirm.
- After adding the guest user group, click on Users and hit the Remove membership button.
Once this is done, you will have successfully created a guest account in Windows 11.