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How To Run Programs As A Different User In Windows 10

When using the Windows OS, there are many situations where you may have to run a program or an application as a new or different user. These scenarios include - troubleshooting apps or programs that do not open and don’t throw any error messages, to run apps that can only be executed by users having administrative privileges and to set and test permissions or privileges for different users.

Follow these few simple steps to run a program as a new user. However, you will still be logged on to the system as the same user.

Step 1
Search for ‘gpedit.msc’ application

Search for ‘gpedit.msc’ in the search bar and open the

Step 2
Click on ‘Administrative Templates’

Under User Configuration, click on Administrative Templates to expand the available options.

Step 3
Click on ‘Start Menu and Taskbar‘

Step 4
Open the settings for ‘Show “Run as different user” command on Start’

Browse and navigate to the ‘Show “Run as different user” common on Start’ option under the Settings tab on the right-hand side. Double click on it to open the settings.

Step 5
Click on ‘Enabled’

Set the radio button to ‘Enabled’ under the ‘Show “Run as different user” command on Start ‘ settings. [/b]

Step 6
Click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ [/b][/B]
Click on ‘Apply’ to apply the changes in your Windows 10 system. Then click on OK.

Step 7
Click the Windows icon

Click the [b]’Windows icon’[/B] on the bottom-left of your screen or you can also press the Windows key on your keyboard.

Step 8
Choose the App

Right-click on the app that you would like to run as a new user and click on More.

Step 9
Click on Run as different user’ option.

Step 10
Enter the login credentials for the new user and click ‘OK’.

And that’s it! You have now successfully run the application as a new user.
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