Although the concept of multiple users sharing one device or one PC is getting rarer by the day, there are still cases when you have to share PCs and switch users fast. In earlier versions of Windows before Windows 8, we had a Switch Users command in the Shutdown menu inside the Start Menu to quickly switch users. But in Windows 8, the Start menu got removed and so the Switch Users command disappeared. Let us see how we can switch users faster in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Windows 8 shipped with a new feature - the ability to use a Microsoft account to sign in to a PC with Internet access. It has deep integration with Microsoft's cloud services like SkyDrive, Bing, Skype and Office 365 if it's installed. Additionally, Microsoft account users get free synchronization of their OS customizations and preferences. If you are logged in with the same Microsoft Account on each of your PCs, then you will get the same Desktop appearance (e.g. wallpaper and theme settings), Modern App settings and even the Quick Access Toolbar buttons will be synchronized with every PC from where you are signed in.