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Q: Switch User

Not major problem but annoying.If I'm using the computer and my wife needs access to her account,we have to log my account off then open her's. If we try just to switch user the computer seems to hang, the cursor still moves but nothing happens.
Any advice.

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A: Switch User

Sometimes clearing the security log can fix this problem. Log into your computer as an administrator. Go Start > Control Panel. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then Computer Management. Beside Event Viewer, click the + (plus sign) to expand the list, and then click Security. From the Action menu, select Clear all Events, and then click No to clear the log.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/124585/switch-user/
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Hello,

I use windows 7.
When I turn on laptop (acer Aspire 5742) cannot connect to internet until I switch user and log in again. Soon as I touch any browser icon the rest of computer stops responding as well. It's only me on computer. Have virgin media security/ spyware/ virus protection. Tried CCleaner. After I switch user everything is fine.
Additional info; On 16th October had great difficulty getting my emails from Yahoo. Sometimes sign-in box appeared without my security signature and different style of writing for browser remembered log-on details.

Cheers,

Gordon.
 

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A:Windows 7 takes forever to load the select user/switch user screen

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

The steps begin with disinfection from Safe Mode or boot disk, since if Win7 is badly infected it may not repair until cleaned up. Then everything possible to start it is sequenced.

I would also do the hardware tests provided before rescuiing the data to run Recovery or get the superior Clean Reinstall.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/274499-windows-7-takes-forever-load-select-user-switch-user-screen.html
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A:Switch User then logoff, back to ctrl-alt-del login not previous user

At a guess, I'd say Classic Logon is the culprit here, as I do not have this issue with Windows 7 64-bit SP1 with the default login screen. Changing this is likely impractical next to the simple solution of ditching Classic Logon (It's an ancient artifact by now)

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/332214-switch-user-then-logoff-back-ctrl-alt-del-login-not-previous-user.html
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Hello

Interestingly on boot up I see "another user" but the picture is blank, with a frame around it (I can see through it to the boot wallpaper that I have changed to prove) ..

Who is another user?

Please help as I have been on the 2 days now

A:Created admin User but can see on 'Switch User" cntrl/alt/del

Sorry to bump but things have changed somewhat, and yes could start a new topic but will try the edit function as I am not here often. I see 110 views and that's promising

Please advise who is this "another user" icon/picture is blank, with a frame around it (I can see through it to the boot wallpaper that I have changed to prove) .. on control /alt/ delete.

I now have admin rights back (previous problem) but this "another user" can't be found anywhere (I know of) except at login. I am stumped..

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/243941-created-admin-user-but-can-see-switch-user-cntrl-alt-del.html
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Running Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Why does iTunes and other sounds keep playing even when that user who initiated it logs off using "Switch user?" The sounds and iTunes keep playing even when another user logs in.

A:iTunes & sounds keep playing even when user logs off using Switch user

Could be because of Fast User Switching. That really doesn't Log Out the other user. It just Switches users, as in both are still logged in.

Try Logging out the other user.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/251777-itunes-sounds-keep-playing-even-when-user-logs-off-using-switch-user.html
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Hi everybody
My computer has just started this one in the last week or so. Not sure of the exact trigger or exactly when.

I can be logged on as any valid user on the system. When I try to switch user using the standard methods, after selecting a user account it says that there is already a user logged in and that I can only have one user logged in.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and have been running it successfully (and being able to switch users) for several years now.

Is there anybody that can point me in the right direction as to where to look for this one?
Many Thanks
LP

A:Switch User does not permit additional user to be logged in

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

Regards,
Jamie

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/344725-switch-user-does-not-permit-additional-user-logged.html
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Hi Guys,

I had this issue:when the fast user switching is disabled and someone already login to the computer, I can not unlock or switch to another user to login. Only thing I can do is power off.( I don't have that user's password to unlock the computer).
Can please advise is there anyway do unlock the computer without power off?

Thank you.
 

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Hello,

I've searched the forum and could not find an answer to this problem.

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise machine where at the login screen the "Switch User" button is missing and so I am unable to clear the last user.

Just about all the results I got back on this topic was how to re-enable the "Switch User". This doesn't help because I can't login to make the change.

TIA!

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/385049-how-switch-users-login-screen-when-switch-user-missing.html
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I was able to get into the Advanced Boot Manager and go into Safe Mode, but the same user login screen comes up in Safe Mode also.

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A:Cannot Switch User or Logout User, no one else can login

Hello kc5hwb, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/55794-cannot-switch-user-logout-user-no-one-else-can-login.html
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Hi
On my new laptop, everytime (almost) I switch user I have the BSOD ) Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap. BSOD, then reboot.
No freeze but just reboot and lost all

Attached is the zip file

BIG thanks for your help
Franck

A:Computer is crashing when I switch user to other user

Hi again,
Im adding a new zip file as it just crashed 5mins ago _ minidump included.
Thanks for your help
Franck

http://www.eightforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/66802-computer-crashing-when-i-switch-user-other-user.html
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A:Win XP, Can't switch user

If you aren't the administrator, how is it possible to update files?

If it was possible (some how), to reverse your wrong doings, you'd have to log on as administrator!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-xp-cant-switch-user.100544/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/not-able-to-switch-user-in-my-win-7.880499/
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A:Switch User help

Can't think if anything off hand. Something needs to trigger it and of course you can set thing to run when you login by putting it in your startup folder. I don't know of any way to do it from coming out of hibernation or locked terminal.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switch-user-help.761505/
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A:Can't switch user

Check in services.msc that Terminal Services is running and set to Automatic. If it isn't make the changes, and then try starting Fast User Switching :-)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cant-switch-user-104129.html
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A:How do I Switch User at log on using Tab?

Hi dhermosillo,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

This is strange, i have tested on my machine and when tabbing it does focus the switch user

I will do some testing...

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/165457-how-do-i-switch-user-log-using-tab.html
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anyone?

A:switch user

By "switch user desktop" do you mean switch to a new PC user or swap to a secondary, third, or fourth desktop on the same user account?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/switch-user-1026602.html
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http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=827328

A:Can't switch user

Hi...

Go to your Control Panel and then select User Accounts. Choose 'Change the way users log on or off' and ensure that 'Use Fast User Switching' is enabled in there. If it's grayed out, put a tick in 'Use Welcome Screen' first.

Hope that helps :-)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cant-switch-user-102815.html
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A:Not able to 'switch user' in my Win 7

The accounts are probably corrupt and you may lose them. Go to control panel, users accounts and set up new account. If you can do this transfer everything from the corrupt account and then delete it. Make sure your new account is administrator.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/40809-not-able-switch-user-my-win-7-a.html
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Can anybody help me?


Thx

A:Switch User

I see nobody has replied to you yet, but be patient, someone will soon help.

In the mean time it may help you, if your post your problem in a little more detail, i'm not sure I understand it.

I'm not an expert so I can't offer help, but if you do that you may receive it faster!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/switch-user-119305.html
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The switch user page loads, but immediately after clicking on the GUEST icon, the screen attempts to switch by changing BUT a few seconds into the mode reads "logging off" and then immediately reverts back to the icon screen with no progress.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. This is kinda frustrating, any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Not able to 'Switch User' in my Win 7

Try to disable the Guest account and re-enable it.

It might help or your Guest account has corrupted somehow.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/257873-not-able-switch-user-my-win-7-a.html
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A:Can't switch user! Help!

Hello Gabriel,

It looks like "Switch User" was disabled. See if using step 3 in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below may be able to enable it again for you. It's the same in Windows 8.

Fast User Switching - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/15769-cant-switch-user-help.html
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It may also be some virus or spyware because before this happened, sometimes when i would switch user on xp it would tell me i need a password to get onto any of my accounts but none of them have passwords usually (I would have to restart my pc)

Anyways I hope I gave enough info
thanks for your time

A:XP Won't Switch User

I figured out the problem.... I turned off the program to let multiple users on a pc sorry if i wasted anyones time...

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-wont-switch-user-132447.html
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plz help!

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A:Switch User

Hello Joe,

If you mean the screen below, then the tutorial below can help show you how to change the default lock screen background image.

Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.eightforums.com/customization/45803-switch-user.html
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Not much information on this subject and not sure if this is the right category.

Any help is appreciated so I don tmiss any Doctors appointments.

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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.

My main concern is to still have Outlook 2010 send/receive email while the PC is secured.

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

Not much information on this subject and not sure if this is the right category.

Any help is appreciated so I don tmiss any Doctors appointments.

Butch



You can lock the computer and still receive emails. You cant put it to sleep and get them. You cant send new ones (not yet composed) without unlocking.

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/123591-switch-user-lock.html
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A:Can't switch user accounts in XP

try this simple shortcut to switch user accounts winkey+L
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-switch-user-accounts-in-xp.750264/
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We want to execute a application when we Logon, Restart the machine or Switch from one user to another using "Switch User" option.
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and it works very properly when we logon or restart the machine but when we switch users the application does not executes.

Is there anything that we are missing or is there any different approach?

Thanks,
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A:Run an application on Switch User

This script WAS run when the account was logged in. Switch user does NOT log the user out, just copies the data that is in use and then jumps to the next user's saved data, if it had been logged in before.

So you need to find some API that applies the ONLY the "Switching" action, in addition to the current "Login" script..
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/run-an-application-on-switch-user.787319/
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'The number of connections to this computer is limited and all are in use'

There is only the administrators account open..

Any ideas?

A:Switch User dissappeared!!

  
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.

I have just created a 'switch user' shortcut for my desktop thinking that would solve the problem, when I use it the computer goes to the users log on screen, I can see my account still logged in, but when I select one of the other accounts I get the following error:

'The number of connections to this computer is limited and all are in use'

There is only the administrators account open..

Any ideas?



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
Ctrl+Alt+Del and Start Menu - Add or Remove Switch User

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/169327-switch-user-dissappeared.html
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I've done numerous Google searches and I have come across nothing like this.

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A:No Switch user option

Hello. sounds as if it is corrupted, Try setting up another one. If that fails . try the Hidden Admin account : Administrator Account Also, something to keep in mind. Vista OS's are using SP2 , that computer needs updating .

http://www.vistax64.com/system-security/295399-no-switch-user-option.html
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Hi
I formatted my hard drive on my laptop and reinstalled Windows 7 Professional (with the help from this site, Thank you all)

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Mike
 

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.
Click on Change Plan Settings next to the plan you have selected.
Then click on Change Advanced Power settings.
In the window that opens click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
Just below Require a password on wake up change the Yes to No, click on Apply and then OK.
Job done.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-i-dont-want-to-see-switch-user.1120379/
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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:disabling switch user

Hi Gogeous,

This tutorial will show you how to remove Switch User so that they cannot use it.

http://vistax64.com/tutorials/89939-...switching.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/161341-disabling-switch-user.html
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guys i have a serious proplem now i cant find my switch user tab in logoff at start menu only logoff and cancel and if i want to switch to the other user i have to logg off the 1st one i need a way to return that tab back
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

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/377488/cant-find-switch-user-tab-in-log-off/
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A:Switch User error

What applications cause this?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/358670/switch-user-error/
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A:Switch user screen

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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/86430-switch-user-screen.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,

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Windows Outreach Team

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/94118-switch-user-not-displayed.html
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A:Switch user - logs off!

Why are you doing it through the task manager? In the start menu, click the little arrow next to the shut down button and then click switch user.

"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?"

Yup, it's telling you that it's going to kick you off









  
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?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/119761-switch-user-logs-off.html
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Example

Current screen: administrator (has password)
Press hotkey
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A:Switch user account

I don't know about the hotkeys, but for the user rights and stuff try lusrmgr.msc and gpedit.msc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/20077-switch-user-account.html
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A:Switch User... From here to Eternity.

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A:[SOLVED] Can't switch user

Hi colandj and welcome to TSF !

Have you installed some new program on both your computers ? Do you use some custom skin or desktop replacement utility ?

Read this information from Microsoft :
A discussion about the availability of the Fast User Switching feature

Make sure fast user switching is on :
How To Use the Fast User Switching Feature in Windows XP

Go to start => run and type services.msc. Check that the Terminal Services and Fast User Switching Compatibility Services are started.

Do you have the original XP CD ?

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A:How to set to automatically switch user??

Not possible sorry.

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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: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

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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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How many programs start up with your PC?
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time to bring up the Task Manager.

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specs:

Dell 8200
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How many user accounts are on the pc ?

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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:
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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

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A:can't undo user switch

Were you logging in as the user named Administrator?
Is this XP Pro or Home?

If it is XP Pro you shouldn't be logging on as the user named Administrator. You should have created yourself a separate account with Administrative Privileges.

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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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Update ... I have found it in the folder below ... it only reveals itself if you search in the Windows folder rather than from the desktop. (I presume this is a folder ... I was a bit nervous proceeding any further).

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A:Switch User Shortcut

Hello Greg,

I'll create a tutorial for this tonight for you, and will post back with a link to it when it's completed.

The problem is that the Windows 8 edition does not include the tsdiscon.exe file like the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions do.

This is why the typical "Switch User" shortcut doesn't work in the Windows 8 edition since the shortcut calls to run the tsdiscon.exe file.
For now, this tutorial should work for what you are wanting to do. Be sure to see the NOTE box at the bottom of the tutorial.

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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 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.

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A:Ayumi: How to switch user in Win XP

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

Perhaps a system restore?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/370069-i-cant-switch-user-available-my-computer.html
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Hello, I use wake on lan to boot my pc to access and use it remotely. On Windows 7 I remember being able to auto log on with the set password to my account and then have it switch users right away so it was still password protected but my remote connecting software would load. I do not remember how I achieved this on 7 and wish to be able to do this since I have moved to Windows 10. Any help us greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Auto login then switch user

Hello Firebird5150 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

I haven't been running anything with a lan or other form of wake up method but perhaps what I use on both 10 as well as 7 and even on VMs to connect desktops back and forth as well as see VMs and a new 10 laptop connect remotely could prove to be a help there. Without spending on a commercial license you can use the Team Viewer program for the substitute of the usual remote access function seen in Windows.

Once the remote pc is woken up you would then simply connect to it by way of the TV program where you can switch from one account to another even when having the hidden built in system administrator account enabled. The process would be a fast logout of one and sign in to the other. That would mean having to re-enter the next account's password being the only inconvenience.

With 10 as well as with 7 the main account still requires a password there for the autologon option. The guide you will need to look over is seen in the 10F tutorial section. Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

That's one I still have to go over here since between desktops and vms I get too busy signing in at times! I'm quite sure you are also looking to cut that time down a bit as well. The TV program will get timed out after any lengthy period of inactivity however since you are accessing one to the TV servers to see this type of connection work. Each machine connects to each other by way of the server.

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/45449-auto-login-then-switch-user.html
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I am trying to reset a Dell Venue 10 tablet for a high school I work at. We cannot log in to the account to reset that way nor does the sticky keys workaround work. I need to switch user to log in to my admin account but there is no option for that.

Here is a similar thread but no one gave him the answer he needs besides reset. That is not an option either.
Switching user at startup. - Windows 10 Forums

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/64414-switch-user-tab-bottom-left-not-there-i-cannot-log.html
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Hello all. Just found an answer here to a problem I had and linked the solution to some other similar posts.

I have a glitch that I am hoping someone can help me with.

I auto hide my taskbar
I have a window that I size from the top of my window to the bottom.
I use "switch user"
When I return to my user the window size has reduced in height from the bottom of the screen the width of an un hid taskbar.

the attached pic is showing the monitor from top to bottom. As one can see the window is not full height but shortened the size of the taskbar.



Sorry if this is an exsisting thread.

A:switch user window resize

I don't know that it would help, but try setting it to run in a maximized window in the program's properties. That would work when initially opening it, but I'm not so sure about in the situation that you describe.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/68961-switch-user-window-resize.html
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I am unable to switch between user accounts due to mrvGINA.dll file is an application extension located in the following location:
C:\WINDOWS\system32

I fear if i delete this file i may experience windows system failure or failure related to other application/programs. Can anyone please help.
Regards

A:unable to switch user accounts

Do you have a Netgear wifi or NIC network adapter? If so.
Go to run type in

Regedit then go to "File" click on export this will backup your registry choose a place to store the backup name it something.reg (do not change the .reg) Click "Ok"

then naviagte to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows NT/Current Version/WINLOGON delete the key GINAdll (To the right plane)

Go to control panel User accounts make change the way users log on or off' and make sure the welcome screen and fast user switching are both checked.

Reboot.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/unable-to-switch-user-accounts-609394.html
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I recently reloaded windows XP and there is no button on the Start Menu to allow me to log out and swap to another user.

any ideas how to get this fixed
 

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I have the XP Home edition. When I click on Start/Log Off/Switch User nothing happens. The hard drive activity light flashes for a bit then goes out. The only way that I can actually switch users is to click Start/Log Off/Log Off and then select another user.

If I click Use Fast User Switching then both Use the Welcome screen and Use Fast User Switching are checked. When I click Apply Options and go back to check the settings, only the Use the Welcome screen is checked. I have even rebooted the system but the Use the Welcome screen is the only option checked.

Can anyone help me with this? Is there something in System Services that I need to look at?
 

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I could use some help with this issue please. This is what happens once I have logged on to the admin account and have a couple programs running, I will switch user accounts and I will get the BSOD this is the problem signature.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050033
BCP3: 00000000000006F8
BCP4: FFFFF80002E9ECAB
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\112309-17050-01.dmp
C:\Users\Louie\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-37303614-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

any help would be appreciated.

A:BSOD when I switch user accounts

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Axall


I could use some help with this issue please. This is what happens once I have logged on to the admin account and have a couple programs running, I will switch user accounts and I will get the BSOD this is the problem signature.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7f
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000080050033
BCP3: 00000000000006F8
BCP4: FFFFF80002E9ECAB
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\112309-17050-01.dmp
C:\Users\Louie\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-37303614-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=104288&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

any help would be appreciated.



Hi and
Welcome

Can you go into c:\windows\minidump, zip the dmp file and upload it to use for debugging. use the attachment icon to attach the zipped file

Thanks Ken J++

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/42104-bsod-when-i-switch-user-accounts.html
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My son has an Acer notebook Vista, which he stopped using since he took over my mac.
1. He has forgotten password. 
2. There does seem to be an option to switch user to try and access the system.
 
For the forgotten password problem, I have tried to use Ophcrack. It seems to have found passwords for three users, but none of these three users are what is the name showing up to log on.
 
Ophcrack found "passwords" for three accounts:
 
*disabled* Administrator
*disabled* Guest
Bobguy
 
I used "passwords" because after each user name a get a string of alpha-numeric characters.
 
Most important, the user name shown at the log on screen is NOT one of these three.
 
Any help on this?
 
I get no option to switch users.
 
Help! 

A:2 problems: password and switch user at log on

Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor
 
This is a utility to reset the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system.
Supports all Windows from NT3.5 to Win7, also 64 bit and also the Server versions (like 2003 and 2008)
You do not need to know the old password to set a new one.
It works offline, that is, you have to shutdown your computer and boot off a CD or USB disk to do the password reset.
Will detect and offer to unlock locked or disabled out user accounts!
There is also a registry editor and other registry utilities that works under linux/unix, and can be used for other things than password editing.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/505674/2-problems-password-and-switch-user-at-log-on/
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Hi there,

When I use fast user switch to change from one user to the other, logon hangs during the logon on the second person. Is there a way to examine which program is hanging? Does xp pro keep a log?
 

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Everytime I switch user. Windows automatically puts a password for all the profiles and the administrator password doesn't even work. Everytime I log off to go to another profile. It gives me this error message as soon as i click on it.
 

A:Login/switch user Error

What version of Windows and what patchs have you installed?

Also are you using Fast User Switching?

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/login-switch-user-error.424564/
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http://www.tenforums.com/customization/45449-auto-login-then-switch-user.html
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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?

Rouoghhew
 

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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when I switch users I get "windows did not sut down properly" error message and the whole thing restarts after a hit enter huh???
 

A:switch user get error massage

Try logging OUT of your account and log into your other account(s) and log each of them out. Do NOT use the switch user. Then restart the machine.
I think you may find that the machine was shut down when a account was switched from.

This MAY fix things, but, after the restart, I would log in to each account and then log out to test each of them.

I do NOT use the switch user, for reasons such as this.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/switch-user-get-error-massage.814357/