There is no user switch option on the login screen

Good morning/afternoon

Last night, I tried to connect to my Windows Vista laptop.  At the time I didn't realize it but I entered the wrong password, instead, I thought I was trying to log using the wrong user.

I have advanced and dial-up user log-ins and it was at that point that I realized that the password has been my problem from the beginning.

Right now I wanted switched back to the user login, but the ability to "change user" is gone.

The only way I can access this laptop is with this specific user login.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for the help.


It seems that if you somehow locked the system and when it is done it can only be unlocked by the user who has locked (which is why you see a log on option instead of a disconnect option and pushing the logon option gets you only to this one screen because it is the user who put in place the lock.)  This is normal and the way it's supposed to happen.  You can not change user if the system is locked by another user.  Once you login, you should be able to then go to the Start Menu and change user because the system is locked is no longer.

If change username does not appear as an option in the start menu and the problem is not that the system is locked, then it may have become disabled.  Here is a procedure to re-enable the switch user option in the start menu if it's missing:

If you want to change username (and don't mind close all windows for the current user, not), then you can press ALT + F4 and which will eventually wear a shutdown window.  Click the arrow next to the selected option and other options appear.  One will be to change username.  Select it and click OK.  The switch user should start.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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