Here see how to enable and disable fast users switching in Windows 10 running desktop PC/laptop. Windows 10 is without doubt the most featured packed and futuristic Windows OS to date and Microsoft is constantly bringing more and more features into it in order get its customers ready to embrace a virtual reality dominated future. There are many features in Windows 10 that are easy to control, change and customize with fewer steps and efforts than in the previous Windows versions to cut time required to perform most basic Windows tasks. One such feature is the fast users switching on Windows 10. In this step-by-step guide you’ll learn simple and fast method to enable and disable fast users switching feature in Windows 10 as and when required.
However, fast user switching feature may not be useful to every Windows 10 users. If you fall in the category of Windows 10 users who don’t find much need for the fast user switching in Windows 10, see the steps in the guide below to learn how to enable and disable them on Windows 10 PC, desktop, laptop and tablets. Fast user switching feature is used to enable multiple users to use a single PC without closing apps and other work on it. It’s perfect for those who are working on a single project or work.
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There are two way of enable or disable Fast user Switching in Windows 10. See the steps below for it.
How To Enable / Disable Windows Fast User Switching
Steps below required tweaking system registries and group policy, so proceed only if you’re confident enough in using them as any mistake could result in system errors and bugs.
Method 1 : Using Windows 10 Registry Editor:
1 – Press Windows Key + R on keyboard to open RUN dialogue box.
2 – In the RUN dialogue box, type regedit and hit OK button to open Windows Registry Editor window.
3 – Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > System
4 – Locate the HideFastUserSwitching on the list. If you can’t find the value, see the next step to manually create this system value.
5 – To manually create a value, right-click on the System folder in the step -3. Select New DWORD 32-bit value from the context menu, and name this value HideFast UserSwitching and hit enter.
6 – Once the value is created, double-click on it and enter 1 to enable and 0 to disable in the value Data box.
7 – All done.
Method 2 : Using Windows 10 Group Policy Editor
1 – Press Windows Key + R to open the RUN dialogue box. Or open RUN from Start menu.
2 – Type gpedit.msc in the RUN box and hit enter.
3 – In the Local Group Policy Editor window, under Computer Configuration click on Administrative Templates and then on System > Logon.
4 – Click on Hide Entry Points for Fast User Switching option where you can manually enable or disable Fast user switching.
5 – All done.
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