Windows 10: Cannot switch between accounts

  1.    09 May 2016 #1

    Cannot switch between accounts


    Hi everyone. I have a weird problem on my computer. Windows 10 suddently stopped offering me the possiblility of switching between my accounts. I have 2 administrator accounts, one local with no password, and one linked to an outlook account with a password. Before, I could switch either from the start menu or from the logon screen (on the bottom-right corner), now these options are just gone. Now I can only log in with my outlook account by typing my password as before, but I have nowhere to choose the other account and log in with it. All the files are still here, the entry is here in regedit and the option to disable user name (dontdisplaylastusername) is still at 0 as it should be. I don't really know where to look to solve this problem. I have the family edition (not pro). What can I do now?
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       09 May 2016 #2

    Can you apply one of the 6 options in this tutorial ?

    Switch User in Windows 10 Accounts
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  3.    09 May 2016 #3

    Options 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 bring me back to the logon menu where I have only one user available and option 2 is for pro only...
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  4.    09 May 2016 #4

    I fiddled with something (enabled safe logon in netplwiz) and now I only got acces to the local account only and not the other one. Everything is there but I still got no way of switching between the accounts...
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  5.    09 May 2016 #5

    Is there entries in regedit that can disable the switching mechanism? I really don't know where to look I'm stuck.
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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       09 May 2016 #6

    Sorry, I have no answer for you.
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       09 May 2016 #7

    Gaetch said: View Post
    Hi everyone. I have a weird problem on my computer. Windows 10 suddently stopped offering me the possiblility of switching between my accounts.
    Suggestions :

    1. If this issue happens only recently, do a system restore. Pick a date when you were able to switch users as your restore point.
    System Restore Windows 10

    2. Do a Repair Install
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
    Repair Install allows you to keep your files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.
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