Windows 10: No "Switch User" option. Is it by design?

Discus and support No "Switch User" option. Is it by design? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Windows 10 Home 64-bit v1803, Build 17134.523 - Set up as Local Account I have only had my new Windows 10 laptop since November and I am still getting... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by wiganken, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. wiganken Win User

    No "Switch User" option. Is it by design?


    Windows 10 Home 64-bit v1803, Build 17134.523 - Set up as Local Account

    I have only had my new Windows 10 laptop since November and I am still getting used to it and finding things out. I have noticed that Windows 10 “Start” options are “Shut down”, “Sign out”, “Sleep” and “Restart” but there is no “Switch User” option.
    On my other Windows 8.1 PC if I want to switch to another user whilst keeping myself still signed-in with apps running I have the option to select Start then “Switch User”.

    Is this a bug on my Windows 10 Home machine or is it by design for security and unchangeable? I can see the logic of it being “by design for security” since it makes the current user save all their work and sign out before one can select another user. It is more long-winded but definitely more secure. I was just wondering if it is normal W10 behaviour and not my machine being set wrongly.

    I tried “Fast User Switching” but this has not helped so I put it back how it was.

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    wiganken, Jan 20, 2019
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  2. jk22 Win User

    switch user option on power option list or on start menu list


    Can I use switch user option on power option list or on start menu list ?
     
  3. Switch user at startup

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you cannot see the switch user option after the upgrade I will make sure to help you with this issue.

    First I suggest you to reboot the system and check if see the switch user option.

    If you still don’t see the option then I would suggest you to perform the below step and check if you can see switch user option.

    On the login screen press CTRL+ALT+DELETE and check if you can see the switch user option.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance related to Windows, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thanks
     
    Mohammed Yaseer, Jan 20, 2019
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  4. No "Switch User" option. Is it by design?

    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 20, 2019
    #4
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