How to Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10 (2 Methods)


In Windows 10, there is a useful feature called fast user switching that is designed to mainly allow users to sign into a computer while other users are still signed in and their apps are running. To use this feature, you can press Ctrl + Alt + Del and choose Switch User or press the Alt + F4 keys without any currently open windows selected and choose Switch User.

Although this feature doesn’t force other users to sign out, it brings some disadvantages. For instance, Windows uses extra resources (including processor, memory, and disk) on other users, especially some resource-intensive apps or background services are active; when other users are signed in, you cannot restart or shut down your machine since they may lose any open files that haven’t been saved.

If you have multiple users on your computer and you don’t want fast user switching available, you can disable this feature. In the following part, we show you two methods including editing Windows Registry and Local Group Policy.

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