I am somewhat new to Windows and need some very basic help. How do I enable the Windows 7 Guest account on Windows 7 so that someone can temporarily use my computer without me having to create a separate account for them? Can someone please point out the exact steps to follow?
Provided you don't have Windows 7 Starter, it should be as simple as, following the directions below. If you do have Windows 7 Starter you will need to create an user account for this purpose since the Guest account does not exist.
Open User Accounts by clicking
Control Panel, clicking
User Accounts, and then clicking
Manage User Accounts.
Advanced, and then click
In the Guest Properties dialog box, clear the
Account is disabled, check box.
If you want someone to have temporary access to your computer, you can create a guest account. People using the guest account can't install software or hardware, change settings, or create a password. Because the guest account allows a user to log on to a network, browse the Internet, and shut down the computer, you should disable the guest account when it isn't being used Turn the guest account on or off.
Please refer to the following link to turn on guest account.