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lightenrod

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I have Windows XP SP2 and I don't use a password when booting up since I am the only user. I will be having company for a few days and want to set up the Guest Account.

To do this, will I have to set up a password for my User/Administrator account, and if so, how would I get rid of the password when the company leaves.

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NICK G

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Set your admin user password and then turn on the guest account with/without password.
When you wish, go back in user accounts and turn off guest and remove admin password.
It will ask for present password and just leave new password blank.:)
 
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It can be easily removed in User Accounts. But you might consider a limited account instead of the Guest since that account has no internet access.
 

lightenrod

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Thank you both very much. I'm going with the "limited account". I just wanted to make sure I could get rid of the extra account and go back to "not signing in" again.

I didn't realize access to the internet on the "Guest Account" was a hassle.

Thanks again:)
 
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I assumed that any "guests" would want to get on the internet. That would be most peoples' priority when travelling. There are mthods of enabling it but hardly worth the trouble.

If you make a drive image, you can simply restore you whole machine to its pre-guest state.
 

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My Guest account has IE and FF available and I did not do anything remarkable.:confused::)

Edit: Sorry. Forgot I created a guest account so I could password it so it is a created limited user account named 'Guest'. Senior moment.
 
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Well, think about imaging as a disaster recovery option in any case. It's very nice, when a drive fails or some disaster befalls one, to be able to restore the entire system to the old drive or a new one. It is the best backup option.
 
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