Apr 10, 2014

How to switch users in Windows 8?

I know that I will probably give myself a “dope slap” to the forehead when I learn how to do this, but I’m still new to Windows 8. How do I switch users?

How to Switch Quickly between Users in Windows 8

"Windows 8 enables an entire family, roommates, or employees in a small office to share a single computer or tablet. The computer keeps track of everybody’s programs while different people use the computer.

Mom can be playing chess and then let Jerry sign in to check his e-mail. When Mom signs back in a few minutes later, her chess match is right where she left it, pondering the sacrifice of her rook.

Known as Fast User Switching, switching between users works quickly and easily."

1. Move the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen.

2. Click START on the “charm” bar that pops up.

3. On the top right of the start screen, click the user account that is currently logged on.

4. Select the user account that you want to switch to from the choices displayed. 

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