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Windows XP, Switch User Problem

Q: Windows XP, Switch User Problem

Originally, when I transferred to another user, I was presented with the user names and could choose one without logging off completely from the current user, i.e. when I returned, open files would remain open.. Something unknown happened and now it is necessary to log off completely from the present user (and close all files) before selecting another user. How do I get back to the original procedure?

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A: Windows XP, Switch User Problem

Maybe the feature got disable, to enable it see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279765

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-switch-user-problem.513506/
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A:Windows XP Switch User Problem

You need to do a virus scan. I have been fighting a trojan downloader that installs this and lots of other fun spyware on the computer. Norton does not see this as a virus, but every other AV program I have run does.

You may want to run an online virus scan. www.antivirus.com is the one I use. Make sure to click auto clean.

After removing the virus, I have had to run spyware removal tools to get the rest of the garbage off the machines that had this. I used spybot, ad-aware and microsoft AS to do this. Took all 3 to get it all.

I submitted this to Symantec and they called it spyware and would not update their defs to catch this. Avast did a great job of cleaning it up.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f284/windows-xp-switch-user-problem-52256.html
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A:Windows 7 login screen switch user button problem

Hi,
I see two choices:
-by safe mode (pressing F8 before  windows load), you should be able to modify your regkey
-by right click maintening "shift" key on regedit then "run as different user" you should be able to enter your other credentials

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9002ccce-8f0f-434a-b55c-f44323d61c9f/windows-7-login-screen-switch-user-button-problem?forum=w7itproui
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Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

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A:Switch User Problem.

Hello adz3d,

One method that would stop this would be to create a password for your brother's account. Afterwards, it will no longer auto sign-in to the account. This would be the recommended method.
Another method is to use step 1 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to always have all users displayed on the sign-in screen to prevent this. However, if you click on your brother's icon, it will still sign into it without having to enter a password since it's not password protected as recommended above.

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A:switch user problem

Can you login to any accounts? Do allo the accounts do the same? How much RAM do you have? I think there is a requirement, something like if you don't have 128Mb RAM FREE (not total) then the fast user switching functions won't work.

Does this help at all?

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A:Fast user switch problem

Welcome,

Try getting into Safemode and use the Administrator Account
How to Start in Safemode

1. Restart your computer.
2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
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A:Fast Switch User Problem

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Hi rbringh

Welcome to the forums.

Have you checked the vendors website for a software/driver update?
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hi

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A:Windows 7 logon annoyance requires me to click 'Switch User'

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kallist0


Hello,

For about a month now, I have had this Widows 7 logon annoyance: Sometimes this annoying glitch occurs which won't allow me to login to my account even though I have entered the password correctly; I have to click the Switch User button and then the 'logged in' account. My laptop is set to stay on when I close the lid; I normally ctrl-alt-del and close the lid. A solution would be most appreciated.


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Hi,

Take a look at this guide and see if Fast User Switching is enabled?
How To Enable/Disable Fast User Switching In Windows 7, Vista, XP

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Do you have a back arrow in a circle button at the top left of the user's picture on the sign in screen?

Signing in to Windows 8

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Good evening from Graz,

i have quite a strange problem on my personal pc since the last few days. I cannot login to my useraccount(which has a transparent picture at the logon screen since a few days).
I have just one workarround: if i login with my adminaccount and logoff, the userpicture of my privateaccount appears again and the login is possible.

What could this problem be related to?

greetings
Nico Müller
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 User Account Problem(Transparent User Picture)

Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.

Thanks anyway,
Nico
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-7-user-account-problem-transparent-user-picture.946560/
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A:Windows welcome screen only showing "Switch User"

Hello T Clouatre, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if doing a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to undo and fix this for you.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/316711-windows-welcome-screen-only-showing-switch-user.html
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A:Can't switch user

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Welcome to Seven Forums.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/run-an-application-on-switch-user.787319/
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I'll create a tutorial for this tonight for you, and will post back with a link to it when it's completed.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-undo-user-switch.468525/
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Have you installed some new program on both your computers ? Do you use some custom skin or desktop replacement utility ?

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A:Switch User / Lock

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ButchZ


I leave my PC on all the time and I was wondering which function to use to prevent unarthorized use while I was away.

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Can I still send email automatically (appointments) in Outlook 2010 when I click on Lock or Switch User?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/software/123591-switch-user-lock.html
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Hello Bongo.



Have a look at, right click desktop, personalize, "bottom right" screen saver, is this box checked; not sure if this is it or not but worth a look; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

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Quote: Originally Posted by orbitpluto


I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64, afetr a recent update I have lost my 'switch user' option on the start button completely, I have two other users on the computer, I have deleted these accounts and then set them up again, still no joy.

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Please follow this tutorial :
excerpt .......
This will show you how to add or remove the Switch User option in the Windows 7 CTRL+ALT+DELETE screen, Lock Computer screen, and Start Menu arrow menu for all users on the computer
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/169327-switch-user-dissappeared.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-switch-user-accounts-in-xp.750264/
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Quote: Originally Posted by goyim


I have searched the forum and found a few 'solutions' but none have worked. the problem i am having is that first of all there is no switch user listed in the start menu.

when i use the ctrl+alt+del option and use switch user it logs off whatever other user is logged on but before doing so it warns "another user is currently logged on to this computer. if you continue this user's windows session will end and any un-saved data will be lost. do you want to continue?"

i have used the gpedit.msc to try to fix this via the 'hide entry points for fast user switching' but that does not work. has anyone else figured out a fix for this microslop os issue and if so can you post a link?

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Hi All

I am pretty new to this, but I am experiencing a most annoying problem.

I switch users so that my partner can use the PC. When she tries to log off or switch back to my screen the PC screen goes black and I can get no response. Ctrl, Alt,Del does nothing - I then have to switch off at mains!!

Can anyone help?

(or should I ban my missus from using the PC?)

Malakhai

 

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A:Switch User Issues

I'm clueless but sympathetic. Only posted to say that I think you should install SP3. Might not do a thing for your switch user problems, but it's a good update with significant security improvements. SP3 systems seem to be much more stable and malware free than lower service pack levels.

Might fix your problem too.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/switch-user-issues-413302.html
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A:switch user not displayed

Hi Pankaj,

Give this tutorial a try, and let me know how it works for you: Fast User Switching - Vista Forums

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/94118-switch-user-not-displayed.html
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A:Can't switch user accounts.

Hello Azingy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to log in to your "Tony2" account, and change the "Tony" account to be an administrator account.

User Account Type - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/362814-cant-switch-user-accounts.html
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A:Switch User... From here to Eternity.

Does having no replies means that we all have to endure this or that there are better questions placed on the forum?

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Already checked services.msc and found Terminal services and Fast user switching to be 'started'.
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appreciate all your responses...
 

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How many user accounts are on the pc ?

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am using XP professional SP3

thanks in advance..

A:cant find ''switch user '' TAB in log off

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/accessibility/fastuserswitching.mspx

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A:Can't switch user accounts

Hello, and Welcome to TSF looking at your post 1) Are you receiving any error messages when you try to switch users? 2) Are you able to see the other accounts listed in User Accounts? 3) Do you have Use Fast User Switching checked in the Select Logon and Logoff Options? 4) Do you have Fast User Switching Compatibility enabled in Services?

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A:Solved: I don't want to see Switch User

Yes, the settings that controls that can be changed, but be aware if you PC is left unattended when in hibernation anyone can wake it up and have full access to your account.

This is how to change the setting.

Click on Start, Control Panel, Power Options.
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I have checked under users and made sure that allow fast switching is on. Is there another place that you can change this (registry or something)?

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A:Switch user logs off others

Hi you may still be infected - click the Red report button and ask for this post to be moved to the Malware and Hjt log forum.

They are always busy - and it will take some time.
 

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I Trued:Cmd/net users administrator /active:yes(acces denied error 5)

Please help.

A:Cant See adminstrator in switch user

I Trued:Cmd/net users administrator /active:yes(acces denied error 5)



Can't run this as standard user.

You have the same problem which I've just helped in this week:
Removed my Only User Account from Administrators Group

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A:I can't switch to the user that is available on my computer?

Perhaps a system restore?

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A:Can't switch user accounts

Hello Blancasadam, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if you may be able to fix this error message using the tutorial below.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/223699-cant-switch-user-accounts.html