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Guest account wont remove

by donga1 / December 3, 2013 5:33 AM PST
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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2013 5:38 AM PST

It's part of the OS. Why won't disabling it be enough?

-> And while we're here, are you falling for the old issue of the single account? That is, once in a while you encounter someone that knocked the OS down to one account, then the "Corrupt profile" happened and they are flaming everyone about what happens next.


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Sorry I should have answered no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2013 5:40 AM PST
In reply to: True.

I don't help folk jump down a well.

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Unlike Bob, I'm willing ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 3, 2013 12:22 PM PST

to help you jump down that bottomless well that requires you to return the computer to factory specs IF YOU INSIST on doing something that will cause such a problem. The Guest Account is REQUIRED for several reasons, it isn't an optional account. (as a "for instance", remote users authenticate as Guest when Simple File Sharing is turned on)

Now, if you are willing to settle for hiding the guest account from sight on the logon screen then this link will show you step by step just how to accomplish that harmless alteration:

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by donga1 / December 3, 2013 5:57 PM PST

I think you misunderstood - its not the login screen but the wifi panel on the right which popps up when u click on the wifi bars in the tray......i know we need a default guest account but its always there in the wifi panel and is annoying....

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Since it's just annoying why not ignore and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2013 11:10 PM PST
In reply to: Ummm

Not do something that can cause other issues?

I am encountering folk that are new to Windows and expecting every little corner to be polished but it's never been that well done.

Those folk usually end up on an iPad or other apple system. The more technical ones end up on Linux.

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by donga1 / December 5, 2013 5:53 AM PST

That didnt make sense?

I am not expecting perfection - just the removal of the guest account which was not there when I first used it so it was put there somehow by a techie or somebody who has worked on my pc.

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Guest account.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / December 5, 2013 5:57 AM PST
In reply to: what?

Comes as standard with the Windows OS.


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That's polish.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2013 6:00 AM PST
In reply to: what?

While I could dive deeper and discuss how this happens when we install .NET I can only ask that folk do not try to remove items like this. The guest account in part of the system and while you may find it cosmetically distracting it's best left alone.

Again, you may need to experience the corrupt profile issue first hand to understand this and more. Sometimes folk won't accept such until it happens to them.

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by donga1 / December 12, 2013 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: That's polish.

not the answer i am after

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Re: guest wifi
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 12, 2013 6:36 AM PST
In reply to: nope
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Wifi account
by pgc3 / December 12, 2013 6:30 AM PST
In reply to: Ummm

Just delete it, if I am understanding what you are saying it is in the CONNECT list, if so and you have your primary hook up shown, delete it.

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