1. Turn off Password Protected Sharing from the Control Panel
First, you can try to turn off the Password Protected Sharing from the Control Panel, and see if it works properly for you.
If you already tried this method, go straight to the next solution.
To do so, you need to follow these steps:
- Click on the Start button and open the Control Panel
- Click on the Network and Sharing Center
Click Change advanced sharing settings which you can find in the left side
Click the arrow next to All Networks to expand the section
Select Turn off password protected sharing option under Password protected sharing
Click Save changes.
2. Remove Guest account password
- In the Set Password for Guest box that pops up, you need to leave the New Password and Confirm Password fields empty > click OK
3. Remove Password Protected Sharing from User Accounts
Alternatively, you can try removing the password using the Registry Editor.
Follow the guide below:
- Open the Run box by Windows Key + R on your keyboard > type control userpasswords2 in the box and hit Enter
- User Accounts window will open
- Under the Users for this computer section, select Guest > click Reset Password…
- Leave the New Password and Confirm Password fields empty > click OK
4. Modify registry entries using the Registry Editor
We recommend modifying the registry entries manually, being very careful while making these changes. A simple mistake could have dramatic impacts on your system.
To modify the registry entries, follow these steps:
- Open the Run box by pressing R + Windows buttons on your keyboard > type regedit in the box and hit Enter
- The Registry Editor window will pop up > find this location in the left pane:
- In the right pane, find the REG_DWORD type registry named everyoneincludeanonymous
- Double click on the registry > edit DWORD window will pop up > modify value in Value data box from 0 to 1
- Click OK > go the next registry location:
- Click on the parameters folder > find the REG_DWORD type registry named restrictnullsessaccess
- Double click on the registry > edit DWORD window will pop up > modify value in Value data box from 1 to 0
- Close the window and restart the computer > verify if the password is turned off.
5. Check the Password never expires property
An alternative solution would be to change the password‘s expiry status. These next steps will help in completing this task:
- Open the Run box by Windows Key + R buttons on your keyboard > type lusrmgr.msc in the box and hit Enter
- Select Users in the Local Users and Groups window > right click Guest > Properties
- In the Guest Properties window that pops up, check the box next to Password never expires
- Click Apply > OK > reboot PC and check if the password was removed