How to Switch User in Windows 10 without Logoff

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Windows users purpose to operate their PCs from regular or limited accounts and to sign into administrative accounts only when they need to install, remove or update software. If your PC has created additional or multiple user accounts and want to quick ways Switch User Windows 10 without logging off and terminating running processes & apps.

There are many options switching Windows users to another user account without having to log off or close all running programs. In this tutorial demonstrate how to switch user in Windows 10 without logoff.


Option 1: Switch User on Shut Down Windows Dialog Box

The dialog box on Windows shut-down is purpose to for multi-user should switch User to another user.

Switch User Windows 10
  1. Press Alt + F4 on the keyboard shortcut the window that’s in focus. If your desktop has the focus, then Windows going to shut-down and show dialog box.
  2. If the focus is not in your desktop, press the Windows key + D to hide all programs or click your desktop background.
  3. Select Switch User on the drop-down menu, and click or tap on OK or press Enter.

Option 2: Switch User using CTRL+ALT+DEL

Simply press the CTRL+ALT+DEL combination on the keyboard and then select the Switch user option on the menu.

Switch User Windows 10
  1. Hit the Windows Key + R on the keyboard.
  2. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del at the same time to open the security screen.
  3. Click on Switch user. You will now be taken directly to the sign-in screen to select and sign in to the account you want to switch to.

Option 3: Switch on Start Menu

Click on the user icon in the top left corner of the Windows Start Menu and select the user you want to work with.

Switch User Windows 10
  1. Click the Start button.
  2. From the top-left corner of the Start Menu, click your user account who is currently logged in. You’ll see a drop-down menu that lists all other user accounts available in your system.
  3. Click on the user account you want to switch to. You will now be taken directly to the sign-in screen of the selected account.
  4. Enter your password and you can log on. Use the same method and you can switch back to your original account

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