When we go to the Windows 10 login screen, the name and photos of all available user accounts are visible in the lower left section of the login screen. We can click on any user account and enter login details to access that account. However, many users have faced the following issue: Switch User option is missing from Windows 10 login screen, so other user accounts are not visible.
If you are also facing this problem, this article introduces two built-in features of Windows 10 to fix it.
The Switch User option is missing from the Windows 10 login screen
You can display the Switch User option on the Windows 10 login screen using these two features:
- The local group policy editor
- The registry editor
Using the Local Group Policy Editor
This feature is present in the Enterprise and Pro editions of Windows 10. If you are using the Home edition of Windows 10, then you must install the Local Group Policy Editor in order to be able to use it.
After that, follow these steps:
- Open thelocal group policy editor. First, open the dialog Execute using hot keys Windows + R, type gpedit.msc, and press the Entrance to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
- Access the following folder:
Configuration ordinateur > Modèles d'administration > Système > Ouverture de session
- Access the parameter Hide entry points for fast user switching.
- Set the option to Not configured.
- Press on okay.
- Go to the Windows 10 login screen: all user accounts should now be visible.
Using the Registry Editor
- Open theregistry editor while typing regedit in the Windows 10 search box, and then pressing the key Entrance.
- After opening the registry editor, navigate to the system registry key. Here is his path:
- Under this key you will see a large number of DWORD values. Now you need to create a new value DWORD (32 bit) and give it the name of HideFastUserSwitching. If this DWORD value is already present, it is not necessary to create it.
- Double click on the value HideFastUserSwitching. Put 0 in the field of Value data, and click on the button okay.
You can also simply delete the value HideFastUserSwitching. After that, when you go to the Windows 10 login screen, the Switch user account option will be visible.