Windows 10: Is there a way to directly switch user on Win10 by using fingerprint?

Discus and support Is there a way to directly switch user on Win10 by using fingerprint? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Using the fingerprint reader on my ThinkPad, Can we directly switch user account on win10 pro without log off user, by just put finger on the reader?... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by lequeb, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. lequeb Win User

    Is there a way to directly switch user on Win10 by using fingerprint?


    Using the fingerprint reader on my ThinkPad, Can we directly switch user account on win10 pro without log off user, by just put finger on the reader? (Windows Hello activated)

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    lequeb, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Automate Switch User in Windows 10

    We understand that you wanted to create a shortcut which will switch the user with just a click away. Switch user switch user function allows administrators to assume the identity of a user, it can also be used to test a user's access to resources and to
    perform application integration testing. The following options may be used in switching the user:

    Option 1: To Switch User from Start Menu

    • Open the Start menu, click/tap on your user name, and click/tap on the user account you want to switch to.
    • You will now be taken directly to the sign-in screen of the selected account.

    Option 2: To Switch User by Running tsdiscon.exe

    • Right-click on the Windows icon; then select Command Prompt.
    • Type the following:
    C:\Windows\System32\tsdiscon.exe



    Press Enter. You will now be on the sign-in screen to select and sign in to the account you want to switch to.

    Option 3: To Switch User from Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows Dialog

    • Click/tap on your desktop to make it the current focused (active) window, and press the
      Alt+F4 keys.
    • Select Switch user in the drop down menu, and click/tap on
      OK
      or press Enter.
    • You will now be taken to the lock screen to unlock.
    • Select and sign in to the account you want to switch to.

    Option 4: To Switch User from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen

    • Press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys, and click/tap on Switch user.
    • You will now be taken directly to the sign-in screen to select and sign in to the account you want to switch to.

    Option 5: To Switch User from Sign-in Screen

    • While on the sign-in screen, select and sign in to the account you want to switch to.

    Option 6: To Switch User from Task Manager

    • Right-click on the Windows icon; then select Task Manager.
    • Click on More details.
    • Click/tap on the Users tab, right click or press and hold on an already signed in user that you want to switch to, and click/tap on
      Switch user account.
    • You will now be taken directly to the sign-in screen of the selected account.

    The options provided above are the only ways in switching the user. What we recommend is that you choose the easy way in switching the user.

    Feel free to post your query should you need assistance.
     
    Vanessa Oca, Jan 24, 2020
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  3. Cant switch users in Windows 10

    Hi Sarah,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I apologize for the inconvenience caused. We are glad to help you.



    Please share a few details:


    • What exactly happens when you try to switch users?

    • Do you receive any error message/code?

    • Did you make any changes to the computer prior to this issue?


    I suggest you to follow the below steps to Switch users.


    • Press Ctrl + Alt + Del key altogether.

    • Click on Switch User.

    • Select the user with which you want to login.


    If computer starts up with a user other than the one you want, login to that user account and switch user to the account that you need and check.



    Hope this information helps. Do contact us for further queries. We will be happy to assist you.



    Regards,

    Jenith
     
    Jenith_James, Jan 24, 2020
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  4. Is there a way to directly switch user on Win10 by using fingerprint?

    Can't sign out or switch users in windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community.

    If you are willing to switch between user try the steps provided below and see if it helps.

    • Press Alt+F4.
    • This will open shut down window.
    • Click the down arrow key and select Switch user from the list.
    • Hit OK and it will show you other user account present on the PC.

    Is there a way to directly switch user on Win10 by using fingerprint? choose-switch-user-and-tap-ok.png

    Do keep us updated.

    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Jan 24, 2020
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