How to Switch User Accounts without Logging Off on Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to quickly and easily switch user accounts when using Windows 10.

If you have multiple accounts on your computers, you can use Windows switch account feature to switch between accounts without signing out of your current session.

When you switch back to your account, you can resume from where you left off, and keeping your computer secured while you were away with no access to your content and data.

If you’re a student or new user looking for a computer to start learning on, the easiest place to start is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the most recent version of operating systems for personal computers developed and released by Microsoft as part of its Windows NT family.

Windows 10 has grown into one of the best operating systems, years after its release and is used by millions of users around the world.

When you’re ready to learn how to quickly and easily lock your computer, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Keyboard Shortcuts

One way to switch between accounts when using Windows 10 is by using the Alt + F4 keys combination.

Pressing the key combination above will bring up Windows Shutdown dialog windows. From there select Switch users as shown in the image below:

switch account windows 10

Step 2: Switch Account from Menu

Another way one can lock Windows 10 machine is via its Start menu. Click Start, then click on your account and select User account as shown in the image you want to switch to.

windows 10 switch users

Step 3: Lock from Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Finally, you can lock your screen simply by press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys to bring up that windows, then select Switch user as shown in the image below:

windows 10 switch account

That should do it!


This post shows you how to quickly and easily switch between user accounts when using Windows computer without losing your session. This is only available when there are multiple accounts on the system.

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