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Windows 7: User Profiles

15 Sep 2011   #1
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 
User Profiles

I've noticed that I have 3 User Profiles under Advance Settings for my computer. The first one is Default Profile, 1.5MB, the second one is gilloz PC/gilloz 650MB and the last one is gilloz PC/UpdateusUser, 14.7MB. Should I delete any of them other than the default one? Seems there is more data in the second one than the Default one. How were these created to begin with. I am the only user of this computer.


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15 Sep 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I've just checked mine and have two: Default profile and my profile.

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I'd be inclined to run a full anti-virus scan using Malwarebytes.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/


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15 Sep 2011   #3
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

I had the same user on my machine a while ago.
It was created for one of the softwares auto updates, but I cant remember which software...
It was something important anyway... ie: apple, nvidia, mcaffee, etc...

Generally advised not to delete the DefaultProfile
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16 Sep 2011   #4
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

Does having two OS's in dual-boot cause a second user's profile? I dual boot with Linux Ubuntu on this same machine. Could that be the other entries?
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16 Sep 2011   #5
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gilloz View Post
Does having two OS's in dual-boot cause a second user's profile? I dual boot with Linux Ubuntu on this same machine. Could that be the other entries?
No not normally, have you ever used another profile or possibly the built in admin acc. Does anything show up in C:\users, any other accounts

Danny
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17 Sep 2011   #6
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gilloz View Post
Does having two OS's in dual-boot cause a second user's profile? I dual boot with Linux Ubuntu on this same machine. Could that be the other entries?
Not at all. Linux uses a different path for user accounts.
It also uses different filesystem type (ext) So you cant even see linux drives/files from Windows anyway.
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18 Sep 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gilloz View Post
I've noticed that I have 3 User Profiles under Advance Settings for my computer. The first one is Default Profile, 1.5MB, the second one is gilloz PC/gilloz 650MB and the last one is gilloz PC/UpdateusUser, 14.7MB. Should I delete any of them other than the default one? Seems there is more data in the second one than the Default one. How were these created to begin with. I am the only user of this computer.
you have recently installed nvidia? True?

Delete that profile updateususer.

Go to Programs and Features (in control panel) and uninstall nvidia update.
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19 Sep 2011   #8
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Ah yes. It was nVidia. Its back on mine.



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