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I am using Windows XP SP2, I have two user accounts (admin and limited), So I wish there could any windows feature when I login as admin and switch user (I mean lock screen), then limited user can't login, is there any way in MS windows (any version)? Thanks.

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Can't you just disable fast user switching? –  Matteo Italia Aug 27 '12 at 23:03
    
@MatteoItalia I am sorry I am unaware about it, how to disable it? –  Bheem Aug 27 '12 at 23:04
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See e.g. here. "Switch user" won't be available anymore, you'll have to use "Lock screen" instead. –  Matteo Italia Aug 27 '12 at 23:07
    
@MatteoItalia Thank you very much, please post this as answer I am accepting it. Thanks Again :) –  Bheem Aug 27 '12 at 23:09
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If the reason for this is that the users are two separate people, and one wants to prevent the other one from using the PC, it will not work. The limited user can pull out the power cable, plug it in again, boot, and log in as the limited user. –  Windows programmer Aug 27 '12 at 23:38

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What you are looking for is disabling fast user switching; this will disable the "switch user" functionality, and you'll have to use "lock screen instead".

As for how to disable it, have a look e.g. here, it covers all the latest versions of Windows since Windows XP.

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Thanks, that is what I wanted. :) –  Bheem Aug 27 '12 at 23:16
    
You are welcome, although this question was a better fit for SuperUser.com. :) –  Matteo Italia Aug 27 '12 at 23:17
    
Oh I see, I never used it before. –  Bheem Aug 27 '12 at 23:18

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