How To Disable Fast User Switching On Windows 10, 8, 7

Fast User Switching on Microsoft Windows enables you to quickly login to another user account on Windows while all currently running applications remain unaffected. So you can resume your work again from where you left it. In this tutorial, we will learn how to disable fast user switching on Windows 10.

There are different ways to disable or enable fast user switching on Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7.

Disable Fast User Switching using Group Policy Editor

The first method to enable or disable fast user switching on Windows is through Group Policy Editor. Please note you need to have Administrative Privileges to make any changes in Group Policy Editor. Follow these steps below to disable fast user switching on Windows using Group Policy Editor.

  1. Click on Cortana Search icon near the Start Menu and Type Group Policy.
  2. Now you will see a link to Group Policy Editor App in search results.
  3. Click Edit Group Policy.

How to Disable fast user switching

If you are using Windows 7 and 8, you can open Group Policy Editor by Opening Run Dialog ( Windows key +R) and then type GPEdit.msc command. Windows 10 users can also use this method.

After Opening Group Policy Editor, follow these steps to disable fast user switching on Windows 10, 8 and 7.

  1. Goto Local Computer Policy >> Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates.
  2. Now Choose System and double click on Logon.
  3. Double-click  Hide Entry Points for fast user switching.

fast user switching

A new window will open containing options to disable or enable fast user switching. Click Enabled to turn off fast user switching as shown in the image below. Clicking Disabled will turn it on.

enable or disable fast user switching

Disable Fast User Switching on Windows Using Registry Editor

  1. Open Windows Registry Editor ( Win + R key then type  Regedit and press Enter).
  2. Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> Software >> Microsoft >> Windows >> Current Version >> Policies >> System
  3. Right-click in the right pane and create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value and set its value data to 1. If the value already exists then don’t create a new one just set its value data to 1. You can do it by double clicking on it and then write a new value in the value field.

disable fast user switching using registry editor

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