Windows 10 Freezes When Switching Users: 3 Ways to Fix

Keep your PC up to date to prevent any freezes

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Key notes

  • If the computer freezes when switching accounts, the issue can be related to missing updates.
  • In some rare instances, removing recently installed updates can help with this issue.

It’s not uncommon to have multiple accounts on a PC; however, many reported that Windows 10 freezes when switching users.

This is a lot different than the computer freezes while idle issue that we covered earlier. Luckily, there’s a way to fix this issue, and we’re going to show you how to do it.

Why does Windows 10 freezes when switching users?

  • Glitches with Windows can sometimes cause this problem, so keep your system up to date.
  • Bad updates can sometimes cause problems such as these, so remove any recent updates.

What can I do if Windows 10 freezes when switching users?

1. Install the missing updates

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Navigate to Update & Security.
  3. Click on Check for updates.

Wait while Windows downloads and installs available updates.

2. Remove problematic update

  1. Press Windows key + S and enter the update history. Select View update history from the list of results.
  2. Now, select Uninstall updates.
  3. Select any recent updates to remove them.

Once you remove the update, check if the problem is gone.

3. Perform a System Restore

  1. Press Windows key + R and enter rstrui. Click OK.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select the restore point you wish to revert back to and click Next.
  4. After that, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.

These are some general guidelines, but they are easy to follow and should help you fix any issues with freezes.

Unfortunately, Windows 10 is no stranger to freezes, and we already covered Windows 10 freezing randomly issue in one of our guide. Luckily, this error is more straightforward and easier to fix.

Let us know in the comment section how you managed to fix the problem on your PC. We’re looking forward to hearing about any unique solutions you may have found.

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