If your using a windows PC and if it is the only one in your house which is used by many people for example your children who might be playing games and suddenly get hold of your important Office Documents which you have to present the next day and by mistake delete them, all your hard work will be wasted, to avoid such a thing all you have to do create a Guest account from your Admin and secure all your important data and just let access to only Areas of your computer which are not so important and concerned to them.
Creating a Guest account is a easy process where you can carefully control how to manage the account and what is going on in the account and is easy to monitor it.
Below i am going to give links to different posts which help us secure your PC in every was possible.
- Enable the Guest account for use and create a new Account
- Set a secure password for the Guest account
- Ensure that the Guest account cannot be used over the network
- Prevent the Guest account from shutting down the computer
- Prevent the Guest account from viewing event logs
First let us see how to create a New Guest account in your Windows 7 PC:
Under the Users Accounts and Family Safety you will be seeing 2 options 1) Add or Remove user accounts and 2) Set up Parental controls for any user. You will have go into the First Link which is Add or Remove user accounts.
You will be directed to Manage Accounts Window, where you can see Your main Admin and a Guest Account which will be Off User account you might have created and a additional User account under the heading Choose the account you would to change.
To Create a New Account you should click on a link which can be seen in the lower left bottom of the page.
A new window will be opening which will show the following, Name the account and choose an account type.Under which you will be seeing 2 options Standard User and Administrator where you can Select either of
the one and decide what authority you are going to give to the respective Account.
Then you have to Click on Create Account where you will be asked to enter Name of the New Account you wish to have.
How to Enable Guest Account for Use:
If you want to use the Guest account itself without creating a new account you can do so, and you can also change its name by right clicking on the Account and renaming it.
Now you can have a Guest account which will be able to help protect your important information from other users.