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Windows 7: Logged in as temp user each time I log back in. How do I prevent this?

22 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Logged in as temp user each time I log back in. How do I prevent this?

Each time I try to log in to windows for the past few weeks I've gotten a message that I've been logged in to a temporary user, I've been able to recover from each of these (a total of five different times). The first few times I was able to use a system restore to bring by my desktop and full functionality. The most recent time I could not restore, the restore point itself was not working. I was able to bring back functionality by doing a regedit on the profile.

I'm interested in learning what is causing this problem, and how to prevent it from happening again. So far I have changed my current settings to update my restore point more often.

I have noticed something that may be related to this. I have a pop up notification text box that appears and disappears too fast to be able to read any text on it. I've tried to keep the notification area icons window open to see if anything appears there, but nothing does. All icons are marked as show Icons and Notifications to try and eliminate these as the culprits.

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22 Oct 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Scarecrow,

The tutorial below may be able to help with this.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile - Vista Forums

If you still continue to get this error often, then you might consider creating a new administrator account to use instead, and delete the old one after copying what you want from it.

If you still get this error after that, then it may be time to reinstall Windows 7. Be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose first of course.

Hope this helps,
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