In Windows 10, you can easily select the accounts you wish to use, on login and lock screen. To switch users, you’ve to simply click on Start Button > click on your profile picture icon > and select other user account you want to switch to.
But what if you don’t see other user account to switch? Well, if this is the case with your system, you won’t be able to switch users. This is one of the known issue faced sometimes by users, and this problem existed in earlier Windows editions as well.
So if you’re unable to switch users, here’s how to fix it:
FIX: Unable To Switch Users In Windows 10/8.1/8
FIX 1 – Via LUSRMGR Snap-in
1. Press + R and type lusrmgr.msc in Run dialog box to open Local Users and Groups snap-in. Click OK.
2. In the lusrmgr window, double click on Group. Now right click on Administrators, select Add to Group.
3. Now on Administrators property sheet, click Add button.
4. Then under Select Users, click Object Types.
5. On the Object Types screen, make sure only Users is checked. Then again in above shown window, click Advanced.
6. Moving on, in next window, click Find Now. From the search results, select the other user accounts to which you can’t switch to. Then click OK and again OK in remaining window.
Once the user is added to Administrators group by this method, it should be available for switching.
If issue still persists, try FIX 2 mentioned below.
FIX 2 – Via Command Prompt
1. Right click Start Button or press + X keys and select Command Prompt (Admin) to open Command Prompt as administrator.
2. In administrative or elevated Command Prompt window, type/paste following and press Enter key.
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose
3. Close Command Prompt window and reboot the machine.
After restarting your computer, you must be able to switch users accounts now.