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  1.    13 Oct 2017 #1
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    Windows 10 Home version 1703

    how do we switch users without signing out?


    We’ve had trouble switching between 2 users. We never had a “switch users” option. We would click on the icon for the other user and at first it worked. Then it started locking up the computer and the only way we could switch was to sign out and the other user sign in. Now it doesn’t even show the second user if the first user hasn’t signed out.
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  2.    13 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi jicecube. Welcome to the TenForums @jicecube

    What version and build of 10 are you on?

    Windows Key + R, type winver, enter.

    Are you experiencing any other issues? Have you run sfc /scannow and is it reporting clean?

    When you are on the desktop of the user currently signed in if you press ALT + F4 are you presented a menu and does that menu contain "Switch Users"?


    Ken
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  3.    13 Oct 2017 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2017
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    Windows 10 Home version 1703
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    1703 OS Build 15063.674

    don't know about sfc /scannow - can try
    menu I get from ALT+F4 on desktop only has options - sign out, sleep, restart
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  4.    13 Oct 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Home

    You could try Classic Shell, written by a forum member, which tweaks Start Menu and file explorer settings to mimic past Windows OS's. - http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/
    Here's my Start Menu -
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  5.    13 Oct 2017 #5
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    when try the sfc /scannow I get "another servicing or repair operation is currently running. Wait for this to finish and run sfc again. ???
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  6.    13 Oct 2017 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,850
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by jicecube View Post
    We’ve had trouble switching between 2 users. We never had a “switch users” option. We would click on the icon for the other user and at first it worked. Then it started locking up the computer and the only way we could switch was to sign out and the other user sign in. Now it doesn’t even show the second user if the first user hasn’t signed out.
    Press Ctrl + ALT + Del keys > you will see Switch User option there.
    Something like below :

    Switch User in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

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  7.    13 Oct 2017 #7
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    Windows 10 Home version 1703
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    I think I've fixed it - I went in and found the "hide fast user key" and changed it from 1 to 0. Now "switch user" appears when I Press Ctrl + ALT + Del keys. Also now when I click on my icon with the Windows key it now shows the name of the other user and I seem to be able to switch between users. Thanks for everyone's help. If I run into problems again I'll be back, but hopefully this solved this issuer.
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  8.    13 Oct 2017 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,475
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by jicecube View Post
    I think I've fixed it - I went in and found the "hide fast user key" and changed it from 1 to 0.
    If this is Pro there's a group policy that sets that key, perhaps you accidentally set it? If it's Home I can't imagine how it got set, but you found the right key by the sounds of it.

    Enable or Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Oct 2017 at 13:37. Reason: updated link
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  9.    13 Oct 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Quote Originally Posted by jicecube View Post
    when try the sfc /scannow I get "another servicing or repair operation is currently running. Wait for this to finish and run sfc again. ???
    Great you can switch users but did SFC "another servicing or repair operation is currently running" get resolved?
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  10.    13 Oct 2017 #10
    Join Date : Sep 2017
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    Windows 10 Home version 1703
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    Thanks for the reminder on that Ken! Not sure what happened the first time, but I was able to start the scan which just competed successfully with the message "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

    Hopefully I'm good to go now!
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