How to sign out other users on Windows 10

Windows users can sign in to a single system with their credentials and multiple users can use the system multiple times simply by signing out from the system. Signing out from the system doesn’t kill any program running for that particular user profile. But this can ultimately slow down the system as the program of other users will eat up sufficient resources. You can simply sign out these users from your current account. Follow these steps.

How to sign out other users in Windows 10

There are two ways to sign out other users from Windows 10. Follow any of these methods –


Method – 1 Using the Task Manager 

The first method involves the usage of the Task Manager and it is the easiest.

1. At first, press the Windows key+X keys together.

2. Then, click on the “Task Manager” to access the Task Manager once.


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3. Once the Task Manager opens up, click on the “Users” tab.

4. Here you will notice all the users that are currently logged into the system.

5. Select the user you want to sign out and click on “Sign out” to do it.


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6. Once you see a prompt asking for further permission to sign out the corresponding user account, click on the “Sign out user“.


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You can also right-click on the particular account and click on “Sign off” to sign out from the particular user account.


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This way you can sign out from these user accounts.


Method 2 – Using the Command Prompt

If you aren’t able to use the Task Manager, use the Command Prompt to sign out from a particular user account.

1.Write “cmd” in the search box.

2. Then, right-click on “Command Prompt” and choose “Run as administrator“.


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3. When the Command Prompt appears on your screen, enter this code to view the available user accounts.

query session


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4. Here you will notice all the users currently logged on to the system. Note down the particular ID along with the user account.

5. Then, write this command and modify it according to your requirement

logoff ID




Replace the ‘ID‘ with the particular ID you have noticed and execute this command.

Example – As we want to sign out from “SAM”‘s account, we have altered the ‘ID’ with its subordinate ID (in this case it is “5”). So the command is –

logoff 5


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After executing this code you have successfully signed out from your computer.

You can check if this works.

Execute this command in the Command Prompt terminal.

query session


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You won’t see the signed-out user account on the terminal. You can sign out other users following the same method.

That’s it! This way you can easily sign out other user accounts from your machine.