Sign out of Windows 10

    Sign out of Windows 10

    How to Sign out of Windows 10
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    01 Dec 2017
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    information   Information
    When you sign out of Windows, all of the apps you were using are closed, but the PC isn't turned off. Another person can sign in without needing to restart the PC—but even if someone else turns off the PC, your info won't be lost.

    This tutorial will show you different ways on how to sign out of your account and sign out other local users in Windows 10.

    CONTENTS:





    Sign out of Windows 10 OPTION ONE Sign out of Windows 10
    To Sign out from Start Menu

    1. Open the Start menu, click/tap on your user name (ex: Shawn Brink), and click/tap on Sign out. (see screenshots below)
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    Sign out of Windows 10 OPTION TWO Sign out of Windows 10
    To Sign out from Win+X Quick Link Menu

    1. Open the Win+X Quick Link menu, click/tap on Shut down or sign out, and click/tap on Sign out. (see screenshot below)

    OR

    2. Press the Win+X keys, press U, and press i.

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    Sign out of Windows 10 OPTION THREE Sign out of Windows 10
    To Sign out from Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows Dialog

    1. Click/tap on your desktop to make it the current focused (active) window, and press the Alt+F4 keys.

    2. Select Sign out in the drop down menu, and click/tap on OK or press Enter. (see screenshots below)

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    Sign out of Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Sign out of Windows 10
    To Sign out from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen

    1. Press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys, and click/tap on Sign out. (see screenshot below)

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    Sign out of Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Sign out of Windows 10
    To Sign out Other Users from Task Manager

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to sign out another user account.
    warning   Warning
    If you sign out a user, the user's unsaved data might be lost.

    1. Open Task Manager in more details view.

    2. Click/tap on the Users tab, right click or press and hold on an already signed in user (ex: Brink2) that you want to sign out, and click/tap on Sign off. (see screenshot below)

    OR

    Click/tap on the Users tab, select on an already signed in user (ex: Brink2) that you want to sign out, and click/tap on the Sign out button.

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    3. Click/tap on Sign out user to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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    Sign out of Windows 10 OPTION SIX Sign out of Windows 10
    To Sign out using "Shutdown" Command

    Tip   Tip
    If you like, you can also run the commands below in the Win+R Run command dialog.

    1. Open a command prompt, type the command below you want to use, and press Enter.

    shutdown /L

    Note   Note
    Closes all your running apps, and then sign out of your account.


    shutdown /L /f

    Note   Note
    Forces your running apps to close, and then sign out of your account.






    Sign out of Windows 10 OPTION SEVEN Sign out of Windows 10
    To Sign out You or Other Users using "Logoff" Command

    1. Do step 2 (you) or step 3 (other user) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Sign Out of Your Account

    A) Open an command prompt.

    B) Type the command below, and press Enter.

    Logoff


     3. To Sign Out any User Account

    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this step.

    A) Open an elevated command prompt.

    B) Type the command below, press Enter, and make note of the session ID number (ex: 4) of the username (ex: brink2) you want to sign out.

    query user

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    C) Type the command you want to use below, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    (sign out user without details)
    logoff <ID>

    OR

    (sign out user with details)
    logoff <ID> /v

    Note   Note
    Substitute <ID> in the commands above with the session ID number from step 3B.

    For example:

    logoff 4

    OR

    logoff 4 /v

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    Sign out of Windows 10 OPTION EIGHT Sign out of Windows 10
    To Sign out using Cortana Voice Command

    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 16251, you can now use a Hey Cortana voice command to sign out the computer.

    In addition, you can also ask Cortana to execute this command on the Lock screen, but first you should enable Cortana on the Lock screen if you have not done so already.

    1. Using Hey Cortana, use the voice command below.

    "Hey Cortana, sign out."

    2. Cortana may ask you for a verbal confirmation. You’ll have to respond to Cortana with a "Yes" for Cortana to complete the voice command.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    13 Nov 2015 #1
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    Greetings from Holy Jerusalem
    Many thanks
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  2.    13 Nov 2015 #2
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    I'm glad it could help aksalaymeh.
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  3.    23 Jan 2016 #3
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    Hello again Brink,

    Stupid question, but after a system refresh, the power button on the lock or sign out screen is gone. any idea on how to get it back?

    Cheers,
    Jason
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  4.    23 Jan 2016 #4
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    Hello Jason,

    You should be able to use the same tutorial below in Windows 10 to enable the Power menu on the lock and sign-in screen again.

    Shutdown Power Menu - Add or Remove from Sign in Screen
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jason,

    You should be able to use the same tutorial below in Windows 10 to enable the Power menu on the lock and sign-in screen again.

    Shutdown Power Menu - Add or Remove from Sign in Screen
    Cheers Brink, worked as intended
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  6.    23 Jan 2016 #6
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    You're most welcome.
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