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Windows XP Guest Account

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January 24, 2006 6:54:54 PM

Does anybody know of a way to delete the guest account that is built into Windows XP?

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January 25, 2006 9:03:30 AM

go to control panel, user accounts, guest, and turn it off
January 25, 2006 9:35:50 AM

I know how to disable the guest account, but is there a way to delete the account so that it is no longer on the computer?
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January 26, 2006 2:10:28 PM

other than maybe a hack somewhere, the account cannot be deleted - according to microshit docs.
Why do you want to delete it completly?
January 26, 2006 5:39:17 PM

I wanted to delete it because people are messing around with the computer and doing things with the guest account. Also, what are these documents you are talking about?
January 27, 2006 12:39:30 AM

You need to set their accounts as limited. They wont be able to activate the guest account or change anything on the admin account.
The docs I was talking about were off the microsoft knowledge site at microsoft.com
February 10, 2006 10:51:10 AM

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I wanted to delete it because people are messing around with the computer and doing things with the guest account. Also, what are these documents you are talking about?


Just put a power on password on the machine.....
November 2, 2008 3:23:31 PM

You guys are giving some horrible advice. Simply disabling the guest account is not the same as deleting it. One of the fundamentals of network/computer security is removing nonessential accounts and services. I don't normally work with windows, but will start looking for a way to remove the guest account.

Edit: I was a bit harsh. All the advice you guys gave was good, except when you told him not to try deleting the guest account. As far as limiting users' rights, and installing a BIOS password, that is all great advice. I'd still try to find a way to delete the guest account if possible.
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November 29, 2008 3:15:27 AM

Just log off from the guest account, disable the account from control panel -> user accounts, and delete the Guest folder present under "Documents and Settings" folder.
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November 29, 2008 3:19:24 AM

And the reason why deleting my guest account was so important is because I used it as my primary user account with all my emails, files etc for the last 3 years. Now there are a few 'real' guests in my house and I do not want to risk exposing all my files and emails to them so I have moved on to another password protected full user account.
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