how to stop windows 10 auto login

i have 2 user accounts in my pc . one is microsoft account and the other is local admin . whenever i log into just one of my account , i notice another one is already logged in in the background . take note that both accounts are password protected . what should i do now to stop it ? it is using processor and ram too 

Under Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options, turn off the "use my sign-in info to automatically finish..."

When that is off, the system won't pre-login any accounts.  But if you try to login fresh one day, it might make you sit and wait 10+ minutes for it to finish running updates that it couldn't do because no user was logged in to trigger it.

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Last updated October 19, 2020 Views 2,537 Applies to: