how do we switch users without signing out?

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  1. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1809
       13 Oct 2017 #11

    You are.

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  2. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home version 1703
    Thread Starter
       15 Oct 2017 #12

    "fix" doesn't stay fixed!

    Well my change to undo the Hide Fast User Key doesn't stay. It appeared fixed, I could switch users, then it disappeared again. Here is what I did (and I've done it several times since but it keeps going back to the "1" setting from the "0" setting that I set it to):
    windows key+R
    enter "regedit" & press okay
    in popup User Account Control I choose "yes"
    I get to:
    then find "HideFastUserSwitching" and right click and select "Modify" and changed the "1" to "0"
    After doing that when I click on the Windows key and my icon I have the options:
    Change Account Settings
    Sign Out
    "other user name"

    After awhile it reverts back to just the top options with the second user name gone. This is frustrating. Suggestions?
    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 35,226
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18312
       15 Oct 2017 #13

    Hello jicecube, :)

    Double check both registry locations in Option 2 below to see if that may be the issue.

    Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home version 1703
    Thread Starter
       15 Oct 2017 #14

    I did the step 2 and it then showed user 2 and I switched between and back and then user 2 was gone again with a reversion back to disable.
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