There are a number of ways to speed up Windows so it performs optimally. One of the lesser known facts but which should be obvious to anyone and which I think should be made more clear to end users by Microsoft is that having many icons on the desktop slows down your logon and affect overall Explorer.exe performance. When the Windows operating system is starting, it might take a long time to load your user profile, showing the Welcome screen till then. Or after logging in, the performance might be sluggish. Did you know that slow logon can be caused by simply having too many desktop icons and shortcuts to apps on the desktop?
When you first install Windows 10, you either create a local user account or Microsoft account. For local accounts, you must specify a name whereas for Microsoft accounts, it takes the name from your online profile which you can manage by going to account.microsoft.com. Your user name also becomes your logon name. Also, a separate display name is generated based on the name you typed. Usually, your first name becomes the logon name and your full name is stored as the display name. You can easily change both - your display name as well as your logon name without creating a new user account. Let me show you how it's done.
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 10, we had a Switch Users command in the Shutdown menu inside the Start Menu to quickly switch users. But in Windows 10, the Start menu does not come include such command in the Power options. Let us see how we can switch users faster in Windows 10.
After Windows 10 Build 9901 leaked to the internet, enthusiasts discovered several features which do not exist in the official build 9879. One such feature is a new login screen. Today we will see how to enable it and test it yourself.