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Windows 7: W7 Changing/adding profiles at random


18 Nov 2011   #1

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W7 Changing/adding profiles at random

Hi Members
My partner and teacher has a school laptop. It has obviously a school login and a personal login.
She seems to have trouble with the school login profile. It is now a half a dozen times that the profile changed(added new ones) without she having "obviously" changing/added it. She would not even know anything about it, except that things like the installed windows mail disapeared and her internet browser loosing her bookmarks.
I have installed Mozyhome on her local logon profile to backup those couple of things.
The IT person blames me that Mozy is interfering? I doubt that as I have Mozy for a few years now on XP Pro.
Would someone be able to shed light how she could stop those new profiles happening or what I could tell to the IT person?
Thanks

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18 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

The simplest thing to do is uninstall Mozyhome. If the problem does not happen then that's the problem. If it does then let the school IT folks handle it.
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23 Nov 2011   #3

W7/VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
The simplest thing to do is uninstall Mozyhome. .....
Hmm...thanks.
I'll might try that.
Just got an answer from Mozy Support:
"I've seen it on machines without Mozy.
Mozy won't start backups until the user is logged in."
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23 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

You'll always get blamed for problems if you mess with a business/school machine that has IT support.

Simply tell them that you want the problem fixed and you want a new machine unless/until then. If they won't help you then they are not doing their job.
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24 Nov 2011   #5

W7/VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
...If they won't help you then they are not doing their job.
Exactly, thanks.
Its seems their behaviour scares my partner. She freely admits that she is not and IT wizzard and so their behaviour is rather fom the top down.
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07 Oct 2012   #6

W7/VM
 
 

Hi again

This profile story goes on and on.
Again by logging in at the school the change password query came up as they have to change their passwords frequently. My partner was just to quick and clicked yes for the password change without having entered anything. A new desktop came up and her Outlook and web browser(FF)had disappeared.
Attached is an image showing the profiles. How can I change the profiles(to the 19.09.2012 profile). The IT person at the school said that he would not know how to do this so I'll have a go with some help(hopefully) from here.

Thanks


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12 Oct 2012   #7

W7/VM
 
 

Am I allowed to bump this thread as I'm still stuck with helping my wife's problem?
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12 Oct 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

I would try booting into the Windows 7 installer System Recovery Options which doesn't require a password to run System Restore from the Recovery Options list.
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13 Oct 2012   #9

W7/VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would try booting into the Windows 7 installer System Recovery Options which doesn't require a password to run System Restore from the Recovery Options list.
gregrocker, thanks
As we can boot into a user which even has administrator rights I'm not sure what we would achieve with a system restore? Would that change anything to the profiles? Also I would have to be careful with a System Restore as the teachers have all their work on drive C:.
The IT person at the school admitted that he would not know how to fix this!
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13 Oct 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

You can rescue your data at any time by copying it out externally from the good profile or using Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or Paragon Rescue CD Free Edition 11.0 Free.

If this problem began after you have a Restore Point then that may be the way to resolve it.

You seem to be limited by what you can do by your IT dept which should handle this for you.

Normally with a bad profile if a new one can be established which works then you can migrate to the new one and delete the old one. If the new one has problems then I'd consider a Repair Install or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

But you should clear this with your IT department, which has all of our hands tied until they act.
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