How to enable and disable fast user switching in windows 10

How to enable and disable fast user switching in windows 10

Fast user switching is one of the great features in Windows 10, why this was a great feature because it allows Windows user to switch his working user account to another one without losing their data. Some people have a slow computer so it’s very difficult to switch user account because every time you have to close your running application and sign-out with the current user and also this will consume your time. At that time Windows fast user switching features helps a lot. So in this article, we quickly go through how to enable and disable fast user switching.

Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10

Windows allow the user to enable this method using these two ways. First, using the Registry Editor and another is using the Group Policy Editor. We discuss both methods one by one. So before changing any registry and group policy make sure you have a full backup of your Windows registry and group policy because we are not responsible for any damages.

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Registry Editor method

To open Registry Editor, Hit Windows+R and type Regedit and press Enter button. Once Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key:


Ones you there, Right click on system and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Name this newly created DWORD as HideFastUserSwitching. Double click on it and change its Value to 0 to enable it.

To disable it, you need to set its value to 1.

Reboot your computer every time when you have done any changes.

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Group Policy Editor method

This method will not work for you if you are using Windows 10 home edition because windows Group Policy Editor does not come with Windows 10 home.

The process of changing Group Policy is very easy. Just Open Run By pressing Windows+R and type gpedit.msc and hit enter.

Once you open regedit. Now, navigate to the following path inside the Group Policy Editor

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

Double-click on the configuration listing named as Hide entry points for Fast User Switching to open the configuration page.

This policy setting allows you to hide the Switch User interface in the Logon UI, the Start menu and the Task Manager. If you enable this policy setting, the Switch User interface is hidden from the user who is attempting to log on or is logged on to the computer that has this policy applied. The locations that Switch User interface appear are in the Logon UI, the Start menu and the Task Manager. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the Switch User interface is accessible to the user in the three locations.

You can either select Enabled to Disable Fast User Switching or Disabled or Not Configured to Enable Fast User Switching depending on your preferences.

Click on OK and exit the Group Policy Editor.

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That’s it for this article I hope it will help you. Please share this article with your friend who doesn’t know about fast user switching and do comment if you have any problem.

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