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How To Switch Between Windows Users the Easy Way

If you have a computer with multiple user accounts, sometimes you want the ability to switch between them quickly. Fast User Switcher is a free utility that will save you a few clicks or keyboard strokes than switching users the traditional way.

Switching Users in Windows

Switching users in Windows can be done a few ways, from the Start menu in Windows 7 and earlier.

Switch user Start menu

Or using Alt + F4 on any version of Windows, including Windows 8. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + L which brings up the Lock Screen, then switch users.

Switch user alt f4

Using Fast User Switcher

Download Fast User Switcher. It’s a free lightweight utility that doesn’t require installation, so you can run it from a flash drive on any Windows computer if you want to.

Fast User Switcher Flash Drive

Just double click it and you’ll be brought to the screen to switch to the user account you want.

User Accounts

Tip: For easy access to Fast User Switcher, you can enable the Quick Launch bar in Windows 7 or Windows 8, then copy it there.

shortcut Quick Launch

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