Windows 10: User switching

Discus and support User switching in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I'm running W10 PRO on a desktop and I have the following problem: There are 2 users Both have admin rights and password User1 is logged in... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by basvandepavert, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. User switching


    I'm running W10 PRO on a desktop and I have the following problem:
    • There are 2 users
    • Both have admin rights and password
    • User1 is logged in
    • Taskmanager, tab users shows User1
    • Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and switch to User2
    • Taskmanager, tab users shows User1(disconnected) and User2
    • Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete and switch to User1
    • Taskmanager, tab users shows User1, User1(disconnected) and User2(disconnected)

    The previous session of User1 is still there, but under the User1(disconnected) session

    My Question is: Why is the previous session not restored and why is a new session started?
    I think this was not the case some time (and updates) ago.

    Can anybody please help? Thanks

    :)
     
    basvandepavert, Jul 4, 2020
    #1

  2. 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, Jul 4, 2020
    #2
  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, Jul 4, 2020
    #3
  4. Kreij Win User

    User switching

    Current active users that are friends

    The other reason I suggested this is that users can add characters to their username that are not alphanumeric (e.g. user*). This confuses things somewhat when looking at the list.
     
    Kreij, Jul 4, 2020
    #4
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