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Windows 7: Dual Booting WIN7 and Vista Home Premium

24 May 2009   #1
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 
Dual Booting WIN7 and Vista Home Premium

I posted here earlier (a couple weeks ago) about a painless installation of Win7 on a resized C Drive, which I partitioned into into a C Drive (Vista) and W Drive (Win 7).

All was fine until yesterday - I had been able to login into and out of both operating systems without drama - when out of the blue, for no apparent reason, whenever I try and log onto the Vista operating system, it allows me to logon as Rod with my correct password, but after the logon screen I get the "Preparing your Desktop" and and am presented with a Desktop and icons - but not for me! I get a bubble pop up out of the System Tray that says "Windows had trouble loading your Profile and has loaded up a temporary profile. Contact your administrator".

That would be me! I for the life of me don't know what happened. I have created no new users, nor amended any existing ones. Though, when using Win7 earlier in the day, I had to give access rights and permissions to All authenticated Users in order to access and use files on a separate (D) Drive.

Will this have screwed up my User Profile and login to Vista? How?

Any help and or thoughts would be greatly appreciated

Rod
Perth


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24 May 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

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26 May 2009   #3
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

It EXPLAINS it, though HOW do I login as Administrator, when the usual and ONLY Login prompt given is for Rod - me - and when I login as ME I get a "temporary profile"? Rod (me) IS the administrator.

How does one get to login AS Administrator?

Rgds
Rod
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26 May 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

  • Click Start, type cmd into the search pane, wait until the system displays the cmd.exe item at the top.
  • Right click the item and choose Run as administrator.
  • In the opened command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes and click Enter, then log off.
  • There will now be an Administrator account enabled.
I'm almost sure that after doing this, the Admin account should show up as a user account that can be chosen at the login screen at boot.
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26 May 2009   #5
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Many thanks, I'll try tonite. Sorry for tardy responses....being downunder and all, there are substantial timezone diffs!

Rgds
Rod
Perth
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26 May 2009   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure if it works with vista/w7, correct me if im wrong, but is it still possible to use the ctrl+alt+del+del to get the basic user and password screen?

Enzo.
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