If you share your PC with others or let friends use it when they come to visit, you may find settings changed, files deleted, programs installed etc. when you next use it. With previous versions of Windows, I’ve used Windows Steady State, which provided a mode to allow access without setting complicated policies to protect your settings. Thankfully with Windows 7, Microsoft has made this level of protection much more readily accessible. Learn, in this guide how to set up a Guest account—available in all Windows 7 and 8 versions—for infrequent users of your PC.
Please note two things before getting started:
- You should not use a guest account if you have parental controls set on your children’s accounts
- You cannot use Guest mode in an Active Directory environment
In other words, you probably wont be able to add a guest account if you use company hardware