How to Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10

The Fast User Switching feature allows you to switch quickly between user accounts and allows one user to remain logged in while another logs in.

Here’s how to disable this feature on Windows 10:

Open local group policy editor.

Navigate to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon.

Then double-click “Hide entry points for Fast User Switching” in the right pane.

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

Restart your PC.

That’s all.

Note: In order to enable Fast User Switching, follow the above steps but select Not Configured or Disabled.

Alternate Method

Open Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before continuing.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > System.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter HideFastUserSwitching as a name and then press the Enter key.

Double-click it and enter 1 in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s it.

Note: If you want to enable Fast User Switching, follow the above steps but replace the 1 with 0 or remove the DWORD you created above.

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