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Windows 7: How to avoid 'You are logged on as a temporary profile' error reoccuri

07 Nov 2012   #1
kirstykissell

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How to avoid 'You are logged on as a temporary profile' error reoccuri

Hi there,
For the past 2 months, i have had re-occurring issues with logging onto my computer (windows 7 64 bit) and getting the error message 'you have been logged on with a temporary profile'. It got the the point where this was happening nearly every time i switched on, and had to do a system restore to get the computer working again. i spent hours reading forums and trying to fix the problem, but nothing worked with my limited computer knowledge. So i finally caved in and wiped the whole computer and have reinstalled everything. How do i stop this happening again. I have turned off windows automatic updates as it was mentioned it may be caused by an automatic update-is this advisable?
Thanks,
Kirsty


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07 Nov 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Kirsty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

There's not one specific cause for this. However, to help avoid it getting this error, these tips may help:
  • Do not manually rename your C:\Users\(user-name) folder.
  • Do not move your user profile to another location. Leave it at it's default location.
  • Do not use registry cleaning programs, or the registry cleaning feature in a program.
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Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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