When there are many users using the same PC, we can create several accounts in Windows 10 and each user can access his own account to work. Usually, the option to switch the Users will be seen at the left bottom corner of the Logon-screen.In case you are logged in, then you can switch users by pressing on the Windows button, click on the Current User, you can see the Users accounts to which you can switch.
For some reason, if you do not see this option, it is because
- Another user account is not configured in the system
- FastUser Switching has been Disabled.
In this article, let us look at two ways to fix the No “Switch User” Option because of the above-listed reasons.
Method 1: Enabling Fast User Switching
NOTE: You must be logged in as an Administrator to do this change.
Step 1: Open run window holding Windows+r keys
Step 2: Enter regedit and press Enter
Step 3: If you see the User Account Control window popping up, click on the Yes button
NOTE: Registry editing can have an adverse effect on the system even with the slightest mistake. It is advised to take the backup of the registry before proceeding. To take a backup, In the Registry Editor–> Go to File –> Export –> Save your Backup file.
Step 4: In the top bar, copy-paste the following location and hit Enter as shown below
NOTE: If the subkey/subfolder named System is not present within the Policies folder, create one using the following steps.
Right-click on the Policies key, Select New and Key.
Name the newly created subkey as System
Step 5: Within System, we have to create a new DWORD. So Right-click anywhere on the right-hand side
Step 6: Click on New and choose DWORD (32-bit) Value
Step 7: Name the newly created DWORD as HideFastUserSwitching.
Step 8: Double click on HideFastUserSwitching in order to modify its value.
Step 9: In the Edit DWORD window, Set the value to 0 and press OK
Step 10: Restart the system
Method 2: Creating another User Account
In order to create a new user account in the system, refer to this link How to Create a New Local User Account in Windows 10
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Anusha Pai is a Software Engineer having a long experience in IT industry and having a passion to write.