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Windows 7: Windows 7 logging me into a temporary profile

14 Sep 2012   #1
yotsubazetsubou

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 logging me into a temporary profile

Hi, I've been having a lot of trouble with my computer and have only just sorted out a problem saying my copy of windows is not genuine (when it is) and I have been getting another problem with that.

This concerns Windows 7 logging me into a temporary profile when trying to access my main admin account.

It started off happening quite infrequently, and i was able to get onto my main account with a few system reboots.

But now I can't get into my main profile AT ALL.

If anyone can help me then that would be great

Thanks in advance!


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14 Sep 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello yotsubazetsubou,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this issue for you. Be sure to read all of it for all available options to try.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Sep 2012   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I have seen this a lot at work, its not annoying at all!

I manage to fix it by:

Mayhttp://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/4230-registry-backup-restore.html

1) Click Start
2) Type 'regedit'
3) Press enter

Before going any further, take a backup of the registry - Registry - Backup and Restore

4) Navigate to - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
5) Now delete the line with .bak at the end
6) Restart

Hope this helps.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

[EDIT]
Brink beat me to it
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14 Sep 2012   #4
yotsubazetsubou

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

I've tried both methods before, and it hasn't worked for me. I just tried again and nothing; it still logs me into a temporary profile after reboot.
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14 Sep 2012   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

FWIW, the OP's original non-genuine problem was cause by the system profilelist entries in the registry being missing completely - see Windows 7 Build 7601 Not Genuine error code
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14 Sep 2012   #6
yotsubazetsubou

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Oddly, I was able to fix this problem myself.

What was happening is the temporary profile had the registry entry of "(account name).(computer name)"

When my profile should just be "(account name)" (obviously!).

So what I did was modified the registry part inside the folder that listed my main profile as "(account name).(computer name)" to just "(account name)".

I hope that makes sense... Thank you for the help anyway!
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14 Sep 2012   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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14 Sep 2012   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Well done!
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26 Sep 2012   #9
yotsubazetsubou

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi again, instead of starting an new thread I figured I'd resurrect this one.

My computer, yet again, is doing the same thing. Not entirely sure what happened to make it do this again, but it is.

I have a slight feeling it might have something to do with a virus, but I can't be 100% sure about that. My computer wont let me turn on my virus protection (I have Avira free antivirus) and it wont let me turn on windows update. I have a feeling this might have something to do with the same virus which may or may not be toying with my main account on my computer.

But I could be wrong about that, it's just a feeling I have.

Any help would be appreciated, thank you in advance.
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26 Sep 2012   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry to hear that. You might create a bootable 64-bit Windows Defender Offline USB key to use to boot from on your computer to do a full scan to help see if your system is clean.
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