Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

Trekmaster

Diabloii.Net Member
Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

Ok, I go into the control panel, click user account, click "change the way users log on or off" , tick the box for fast user switching and click apply changes.

Now that should work but it doesn't, going back into the window shows the box for fast user switching unchecked. Any ideas what i'm doing wrong.

OS: Windows XP Home
Ram: 1GB
Cpu: 2.8 GHZ P4

Any other info you need just ask, thanks
 
Re: Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

Hmm, I'm out of guesses then.

Did you try it with both accounts? Try making a new one, and attempting it from there.
 

Holysinner

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Re: Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

Use the Welcome Screen must be checked, but you probably noticed that Use Fast User Switching is greyed out if it isn't, so I'm sure that's not the problem here.

Offline Files and Folders must not be enabled.

The Fast User Switching Compatibility service must be enabled (Started and set to Automatic or Manual), as well as the services it depends on, Terminal Services and RPC.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302346/ also describes how some 3rd party programs can cause problems, though I doubt it would cause the symptom of failing to properly toggle the option box that you have described.

Edit: Before my edit, I mentioned you can't use FUS on a domain, but then I noticed you are using XP Home, so you wouldn't be able to log onto a domain anyway, so ignore this.
 
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Dondrei

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

You're experiencing the Windows Genuine Advantage (TM).
 

krischan

Europe Trade Moderator
Re: Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

Jedi tricks don't work on OTFers, so I simply declared it as nonexisting.
 

krischan

Europe Trade Moderator
Re: Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

Only if I can have the final word :tongue:.
 

Dondrei

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

This isn't the final word you're looking for.
 

WildBerry

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

Jedi tricks don't work on OTFers, so I simply declared it as nonexisting.
Well, some tricks, like Force Choke, do work. The Mind Trick, however, we are impervious to, seeing as the mind trick has little to work with.



 

SnickerSnack

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Re: Why Can't i use Windows Fast User Switching

I had that problem before and I don't recall being able to fix it. After I had to reinstall for separate reasons, it worked fine. If it isn't too much trouble, I recommend just doing that.
 
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