The switch user option lets you switch from one user account to another user account on Windows 10. If you have multiple accounts on your Windows 10 PC, the switch user option lets you move from one account to another without restarting or logging off. If your PC Switch user is missing, this post will help you troubleshoot.
There are at least two ways to fix the missing Switch User option in Windows 10; these are the following:-
- Fix the Switch User using Windows Group Policy.
- Fix the Switch User via Windows Registry.
How to fix the missing Switch User button on Windows 10 using Local Group Policy Editor?
If you are using Windows 10 Home edition, please enable the gpedit.msc before proceeding with further steps because Group Policy Editor is not a part of Windows 10 Home edition. If you are using Windows 10 Home edition and don’t want to enable gpedit.msc, you can use the registry hacking method to return the Switch user option.
If your PC Switch User option is missing, you can perform the following recommended steps to return it:-
Step 1. Press the
Step 2. In the Run dialog box that appears, type in or paste
Step 3. In the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the following settings:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Step 4. On the right side of Logon, double-click the policy “Hide entry points for Fast User Switching” to open its settings.
Step 5. Select the “Disabled” option.
Step 6. Click
Step 7. Click
Once you complete the above steps, all users’ accounts on your computer should be visible in the Start menu. You can easily switch from one user account to another.
How to fix the missing Switch user option on Windows 10 via Registry Editor?
If you are unable to switch from one user account to another, in other words, only one user account is visible after clicking on the user icon in the start menu, perform the following steps to fix it:-
Step 1. Press and hold the
Step 2. Type in or paste the following command and hit
Step 3. In the Registry Editor window that opens, navigate to the following key:-
Step 4. On the right side pane of the System key, double click on the
Step 5. Change the Value data from
Step 6. Click
Step 7. Reboot your computer.
Once you complete the above steps, you can choose an account to switch to by clicking on the user icon.