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Windows 7: How to switch users at login screen when "Switch User" is missing

05 Nov 2015   #1
Rob Kuhn

Windows 7 and 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
How to switch users at login screen when "Switch User" is missing

Hello,

I've searched the forum and could not find an answer to this problem.

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise machine where at the login screen the "Switch User" button is missing and so I am unable to clear the last user.

Just about all the results I got back on this topic was how to re-enable the "Switch User". This doesn't help because I can't login to make the change.

TIA!


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05 Nov 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I see you have Windows 7 Enterprise.
Do you have a I.T. department you can get assistance from?
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05 Nov 2015   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

If you boot to Safe Mode, can you login there.
What happens if you press Ctrl+Alt+Del on the login screen?
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06 Nov 2015   #4
Rob Kuhn

Windows 7 and 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I see you have Windows 7 Enterprise.
Do you have a I.T. department you can get assistance from?

Sure... the IT department would be me.
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06 Nov 2015   #5
Rob Kuhn

Windows 7 and 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
If you boot to Safe Mode, can you login there.
What happens if you press Ctrl+Alt+Del on the login screen?
There is no CTRL-ALT-DEL at the login screen. It just shows the user name and the [Right Arrow]. The "Switch User" is missing, which I can fix/restore if I can log into the machine.
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06 Nov 2015   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What if you enabled the hidden Administrator account? Then when you get to the logn screen you should see a choice of accounts?

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06 Nov 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What about Log off, is that missing too ?
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