How to Set Up a Guest Account on Windows 11 Systems

Zarmeen Shahzad
Windows 11

If you share your system with other people, it is always best to set up a guest account so that people won’t have access to your data. I will address this tutorial and show you how to set up a guest account on Windows 11 systems. You can use two ways to create a guest account, and I will walk you through both methods, and you can choose whichever method you find most convenient.

Set Up A Guest Account On Windows 11

You can set up the account using Command Prompt or the Settings app. Just follow the methods below:

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Method 1: Settings App

Step-1: Click on the Windows icon and then select the Settings cog. (You can use the shortcut keys Win + I to open the app as well)
Settings App

Step-2: Select the Accounts option in the left pane.
Account Settings

Step-3: Once the settings app opens, select the Family & other users option from the right pane.
Account Settings

Step-4: In the section Other users, click on Add account button next to Add other users.
Guest Account Windows 11

Step-5: Click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.

Guest Account Windows 11

Step-6: Select ‘Add a user without a Microsoft account.’
Guest Account Windows 11

Step-7: Enter the name for the Guest account, leave the password boxes blank and select Next.

Command Prompt

  1.  Click on the search bar and type Command Prompt. Select Run as administrator.
    Control Panel
  2.  A prompt will show up asking you, do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click yes.
  3.  Type the following command and press Enter:

    net user ZarmeenGuest /add /active:yes

You can replace ZarmeenGuest with any other name you want. (You cannot use Guest)

I hope this helps. Let us know in the comments below.

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