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10 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Need to create a guest account for my in-laws...

Hey folks -

My in-laws are coming into town for Thanksgiving and they'll need to use my computer while they're here. I want to set up a guest account for them, but I don't want them to have any access to any of my files. It would be even better if I could hide entire hard drives from their sight. Ideally, the guest account would be able to access the internet and use OpenOffice, and nothing else.

Before anyone asks, this has nothing to do with porn :P My in-laws are the snooping type and I don't need them stumbling upon my financial records, work files, etc.

Any help would be appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

You should be ok with just the guest account, but if I know in-laws try this.
Works just as well with 7
Drive - Hide or Unhide - Vista Forums

Available services in a guest account are, very, very limited. They will not see your records.
Guest Account - Turn On or Off

Have a nice Thanksgiving.
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10 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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