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Windows 7: Ctrl+Alt+Del and Start Menu - Add or Remove Switch User


11 Feb 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Ctrl+Alt+Del and Start Menu - Add or Remove Switch User

How to Add or Remove "Switch User" from CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen and Start Menu

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06 Mar 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Oops. Thank you Infinite. Corrected.


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15 May 2012   #11
G3cko

Windows 7 Ent SP1 64 bit
 
 
No registry string

Hi,
First of all thanks for this topic.
On the previous comp it worked like a charm (HP Probook 4520s,Win 7 Ent SP1 64 bit).
Here on new laptop with the same OS Win 7 Ent SP1 64 bit, i found and enabled this option but still "Switch Users" appears.Also there is no registry key in HKLM and HKLU.
Anyone encountered this problem?
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15 May 2012   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello G3cko, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Strange. Did you restart the computer afterwars? Are you part of a domain?

When using step 2 in OPTION ONE, do you not get the HideFastUserSwitching DWORD value added in the right pane of the System key at the registry location below? How does using OPTION TWO for Group Policy work for you?

Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"HideFastUserSwitching"=dword:00000001
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"HideFastUserSwitching"=-
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20 May 2012   #13
G3cko

Windows 7 Ent SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hello Brink,
Thanks for your respond.Yes , I restarted the comp and yes it belongs to domain.The previous comp was in a domain too.
Looks like I solved it by adding DWORD(32bit)HideFastUserSwitching with value (1) to HKLM manually.
Anyway, thanks.Great forum.
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20 May 2012   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news G3cko. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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23 Jul 2012   #15
richierein

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks. I added it to my CTRL-ALT-DEL screen and it also now appears in my srart menu power button.

Richie
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23 Jul 2012   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Richie.
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24 Jul 2012   #17
richierein

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit SP1
 
 

RESOLVED
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23 Jan 2013   #18
Alkibir

win 7 64 enterprise
 
 
Switch users

hi, your advice does not work on my machine. I run win 7 enterprise. I had this function there but now has suddenly disappeared. I tried everything I found in the web nothing works. any ideas? By the way, display last user name it is what it really means. the name of the last user to be displayed on the screen,...

anyway. I need the move between profiles and now i find it a nuiscance login on and off all the time...
many thanks
Joe
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23 Jan 2013   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Joe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might check to make sure that fast user switching is enabled using the tutorial below to see if that may be the issue instead.
Fast User Switching
If not, then see if the Switch User shortcut below will work for you to use for now.
Switch User Shortcut - Create
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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