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Microsoft Account - Password Issue


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#1 F1Help

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:06 AM

Hi,

If I have a Microsoft account as my Windows 10 login, how do I allow someone to temporarily use my PC without giving them the password to my Microsoft account (which would enable them to have full access to my e-mail, OneDrive etc. - even when away from the PC)?

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:10 AM

create another user account/login for them....you can always delete it in the future



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:32 AM

Or enable the guest account.  See the search results from:  https://duckduckgo.com/?q=windows+10+guest+account&t=hb&atb=v91-1&ia=web


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for your replies.  According to this article, "true" Guest accounts are not available in Windows 10.  So I think it would probably be best to create a separate local account.

 

https://www.digitalcitizen.life/you-cant-enable-guest-account-windows-10-stop-trying



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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:33 AM

If it were me I wouldn't actually try to enable the Guest account anyway even if one could.

 

It's a trivial exercise to create a local Win10 account with standard privileges and to delete it after the need for it has passed.


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