Fast User Switching is beneficial when you have more than one user account on your PC, and it allows users to sign into a computer while the other user is still signed in. In short, when you are using your PC with your own user account, another user can sign into their account without you needing to sign out of your own user account. While this is a beneficial feature, it also has its disadvantages. If the user account that is not signed out has left resource-intensive apps running, it will have a performance issue on the other user who uses the PC with their user account.
Another problem is that you cannot restart or shutdown the PC without the other user signed out of their account. If Fast User Switching is disabled, users need to sign out of their account first, then only they will be able to log in to another user account. So without wasting any time, let’s see How to Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.
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Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10
Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.
Method 1: Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Group Policy Editor
Note: This method won’t work for Windows 10 Home users, as this method is only specified for Windows 10 Pro, Education, and Enterprise Editions.
1. Press Windows Key + R then type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open Group Policy Editor.
2. Navigate to the following policy:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon
3. Make sure to select Logon then in right window pane double-click on “Hide entry points for Fast User Switching” policy.
4. Now, under its properties window, choose the option carefully:
To Enable Fast User Switching in Windows 10: Disabled
To Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10: Enabled
5. Click Apply, followed by OK.
6. Once finished, close everything and reboot your PC to save changes.
Method 2: Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Registry Editor
Note: Make sure to backup Registry before making any changes, as Registry is a powerful tool
1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to the following registry key:
3. Right-click on System then selects New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
4. Name this newly created DWORD as HideFastUserSwitching and hit Enter.
5. Double-click on HideFastUserSwitching DWORD and change its value according to:
To Enable Fast User Switching in Windows 10: 0
To Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10: 1
6. Once finished, click OK and close Registry Editor.
7. To Save changes you need to reboot your PC.
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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.