Computer Help forum

General discussion

Guest account wont remove

by donga1 / December 3, 2013 5:33 AM PST
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Guest account wont remove
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Guest account wont remove
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
True.
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.

Bob

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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:
http://www.top-password.com/blog/hide-user-account-from-welcome-screen-in-windows-8-7-vista-xp/

Collapse -
Ummm
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....

Collapse -
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.
Bob

Collapse -
what?
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.

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

Comes as standard with the Windows OS.

Dafydd.

Collapse -
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.
Bob

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

not the answer i am after

Collapse -
Re: guest wifi
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 12, 2013 6:36 AM PST
In reply to: nope
Collapse -
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.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

The Samsung RF23M8090SG

One of the best French door fridges we've tested

A good-looking fridge with useful features like an auto-filling water pitcher and a temperature-adjustable "FlexZone" drawer. It was a near-flawless performer in our cooling tests.