Fast User Switching is fast, but it won't swtich users
December 22, 2006 9:08 AM Subscribe
Fast User Switching isn't working for me in Windows XP Pro.
posted by scarabic to computers & internet (10 answers total)
I'm trying to use multiple accounts in XP to give myself and my gf separate desktops, apps, folders, etc. But once one of us logs in, we have to completely log out before the other person can sign into their account.
If I don't actually log out, for example, she may click "switch user" and see the password-entry screen, but when she enters her password, all that happens is the desktop image flashes on the screen for 1 second and then the password screen comes back.
What I want is to keep all my apps running in the background (bit torrent, for example) while she logs into her account and uses it. That's my understanding of what Fast User Switching should allow under Windows XP. Am I wrong? Logging out completely kills my apps (and my downloads that are running).
This is XP Pro, all the service packs and updates yadda yadda. And I already have a Mac, so please... :)