How to Switch User in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to switch between accounts when using Windows 11. If you have more than one accounts setup on your computer, you can use Windows Fast User Switching to switch between accounts without signing out of your account or closing your apps and files.

Your sessions, including apps are files will stay running while you switch to another account. When you switch back, you can resume from where you left off. This post will show you different ways on how to switch between accounts when using Windows 11.

Users who are remotely connected to a computer will not see fast user switching. This feature is disable in Remote Desktop Connection. Also, make sure to save your work when you switch to another account. If you’re logged into another account and you shutdown or restart the computer, you work in the previous account will not be saved.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features with new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any Windows look and feel modern.

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

To get started with switching between accounts in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to switch between accounts on Windows 11

Again, one can switch between multiple accounts when using Windows 11. One of the first places you can do this is ono the logon screen.

There, you’ll see a list of all accounts on the system. Select from the list to login as the account.

How to switch accounts from the Start menu

Another way to switch between accounts is from the Start menu on that Taskbar. To do that, click on the Start menu, then click on your account name (image), and select the account you want to switch to on the list.

How to switch user from shutdown dialog windows

In Windows, when you press the ALT + F4 keys on your keyboard, a shutdown dialog windows should appear. First press the WIN + D keys to make the current windows active. Then press ALT + F4 keys on your keyboard to bring up the shutdown dialog windows.

From there select Switch user.

How to switch user from CTL + ALT + DEL windows

One way to switch user accounts in Windows is by press the CTRL + ALT + DEL keys to begin up a dialog windows. Then select Switch user on the list.

There might be other ways to switch between user accounts in Windows. However, the few steps above should be enough.


This post showed you how to use Windows fast switching to switch between user accounts when using Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.