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Windows 7: How to make a temporary account?

11 Jun 2016   #1
Toolkit

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 
How to make a temporary account?

I'm trying to figure out how to make a temporary account that either gets deleted after logout or doesn't save data permanently that I can use for different people without having to make an individual account for each person. I saw this done at a library I used to visit where the computers would reset to the original state upon logout.


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11 Jun 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Toolkit, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, the Guest account would be good for this.

Guest Account - Turn On or Off
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11 Jun 2016   #3
Toolkit

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

Guest account won't work as it saves data created while on the account so unless there's a way I can clean the account each time it's logged out it won't work.
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11 Jun 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should be able to delete the "C:\Users\Guest" profile folder to reset and clear the account each time.
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12 Jun 2016   #5
Toolkit

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks that works; It also turned the guest account into a temporary account and it doesn't save anything upon logout too.
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12 Jun 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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