How to Disable Fast User Switching Feature in Windows 10

How to Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10
By Suman Ghosal Updated

Fast user switching is a very significant feature for the Windows 10 users. The actual purpose of this feature to allow the people to signed in with numbers of the user account. Starting with the default settings, people have to come out with a use of multipurpose user account while stay signing in with the other account on a single device. No doubt, it is an excellent application comes to the windows user but still, it has a few disadvantages. So a question arises: how to disable Fast User Switching option in Windows 10?

As long as other people are working, you can’t shut down your device. If you close your device the others may lose their unfinished work unsaved. Another serious problem to be noticed that the multi accounts related to some different services consume a box of system resources like the RAM, memory,  disk, processor depending on the device configuration and Hardware. Sometimes the user switching features slow down the computer, that`s why people often try to disable fast user switching feature.

Though there’s a Microsoft default option to fix the problem simply through an edit to the Windows Registry or Local Group Policy Editor. But doing that will hide all the switch user interfaces appear on the Home screen.  And definitely, it is not the way you want it. If all the users sign out for once, they will never able to log in to their different account and it is really annoying. It is just like a third party takes over on you. So, you definitely want an exact way to disable the switching profile feature on your way. Here, I am going to tell you some hack tricks and tips to disable it.

Tricks and tips to Disable Fast User Switching in Windows 10:

There are two different way to disable the switching account features in Windows 10 including the official registry editing option. Try the tricks.

Method 1 –Using Local Group Policy Editor

One can use this method in Windows 10, Pro version or Enterprise. It is one of the easiest ways to disable fast user switching feature, try it first

  • Open the Run command by pressing Windows key +R
  • Enter ‘gpedit.msc’, and click OK to access the Local Group Policy Editor.
  • When the Local Group Policy Editor console opens in the left sidebar, expand the given nodes

Local Computer Policy \ Computer configuration \ Administrative Templates \ System \ Logon

Local Computer Policy - how to disable fast user switching windows 10
  • Once the pop-up dialog box comes to the left of the opening window, check whether it is  Not Configured or Disable or Enable. Select “Disable” option from the pop-up list to close the Switching account feature.
  • Press apply if you set any new change otherwise just close the windows clicking on the “OK” button.

If the method is not working on your computer to disable the fast switching user account features, then let’s try the second method.

Method 2 –Using the Registry Editor

If the Method 1 is not working well then you may try this way. You just need to edit the Windows Registry on your Windows Home edition to make this changes. You can also feel free to try this one to your PRO or the ENTERPRISE Windows 10 version. It’s more efficient and universal way to disable fast user switching account interface that I recommend you rather than the Group Policy Editor.

  • Press Windows key +R to open the Run command prompt.
  • Type the command “regedit”, then click “OK”
  • Select the path destination “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE - how to disable fast user switching in windows 10
  • Then select “SOFTWARE” from the root directory
Disable fast user switching in windows 10 - SOFTWARE
  • Click on the “Microsoft”
Choose Microsoft - Disable fast user switching in windows 10
  • Select the “Windows”
Disable fast user switching in windows 10 - Select Windows
  • Click on the “CurrentVersion”
Click CurrentVersion - Disable fast user switching in Windows 10
  • Click on the “Policies” followed by “System”
Click on Policies followed by System to disable fast user switcdhing in Windows 10
  • Search for the tag field named “HideFastUserSwitching” if it exists. If not, then Right click on the System.
  • Select “New DWORD 32-Bit value”
  • Rename it as “HideFastUserSwitching” and press “OK”.
  • Put a double-click on the “HideFastUserSwitching” it will follow a pop-up on your screen
  • Set the data on ‘0’ to enable the fast user switching mode and set the data on ‘1’ to disable it on your computer.

Method 3 –One-click Registry Hack:-

If you are still unable to disable fast user switching feature on your computer, then you need to allow the third party application to do it for you. You can try some downloadable one-click deactivation Registry to hack into your PC.

There you have to download two different Registry Hack file, one for disabling the Fast User Switching feature in Windows 10, Pro, Enterprise, and the other files for reactivating it again. You have no need to do a lot of things through your computer, just double-click on the ZIP file you want to set up on your PC, and restart your PC to apply it successfully.


The Registry Editor is a very effective and powerful tool. If you do any serious, unnecessary change to the other directory, it may harm your device settings, and performance. It can make your system very unstable and even unworkable after the change. So, keep it in your mind, it is an advanced way to disable the fast user switching features, not a toy for the child.

If you have some basic idea of computer command prompt, or if you are habituated with these type of hacks tips and tricks, then go for the change only. So, consider this point before you get started. If you go to those directories unknowingly or casually, don’t forget to back up the registry settings to your computer before you make any changes.

The above method is workable on your home screen user account, Task Manager and into some other application related to fast account switching features. it is now available for the Windows 10, 8.1 and also for the windows 7. After a long time, we focused on the Windows 10, stay tuned till we get back to you with some new hack tricks.