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You can set up several user accounts for your computer, which helps you save and access specific user settings and provide privacy for each user’s files with passwords. You don’t have to turn off your computer each time you want to switch between multiple user accounts. All you need to know is your user password.

If you forget your password and try to switch users without entering one, Windows shows your password hint. You created this password hint, which is designed to help you remember your password, when you assigned a password.

To switch between multiple user accounts on your computer, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start and then click the arrow on the side of the Shut Down button.

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    You see several menu commands.

  2. Choose Switch User.

    A dialog box appears.

  3. Click the user you want to log in as.

    If the user account is password-protected, a box appears for you to enter the password.

  4. Type the password and then click the arrow button to log in.

    Windows logs you in with the specified user’s settings.

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Dan Gookin has been an author, editor, ghostwriter, and a public official. He's written more than a dozen Dummies books on technology, with a special focus on PCs, the Android operating system, and Microsoft products. And in 1991, he was the author of the very first Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, which started the whole enterprise.

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