Windows Vista™ includes a user account known as the Guest account that is disabled by default. However, the Guest account can be enabled if you want to temporarily let someone log on to your computer, but you don't want them to have access to all of your files or change system settings.
To Turn The Guest Account On
- Click the Start button located in the lower-left corner of the Windows Vista desktop.
- Then click on Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, click on User Accounts and Family Safety.
- Then click on User Accounts.
- Now click Manage another account.
- If you are prompted for a password or confirmation, enter it or provide confirmation.
- Then click on the Guest icon, which should also say Guest account is off.
- Now click the Turn On button to enable the Guest account.
- Windows Vista will then enable the guest account and leave it on until you turn it off.
Note: The guest account allows a user to browse the Internet, log on to a network, and even shut down the computer. Therefore, when the guest account is not being used, you should disable it.