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Windows 7: Serious issue - "You have been logged on with a temporary profile"?

21 Feb 2011   #1
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 
Serious issue - "You have been logged on with a temporary profile"?

Hey all,

I've run into a surprising issue, and its a very serious problem. On the family laptop (my personal laptop is working just fine, lol), I created a user account for everyone, four accounts, three administrators, and one limited. One of the account stays logged on most of the time and is still logged on, and right now unfortunately is the only account working. I switched users and logged onto another account, and to my surprise, it said "Preparing your desktop....", and then, all the personal settings were erased, and I got a message saying "You have been logged on with a temporary profile". I immediately thought "Oh ****, this is bad." I tried logging onto another account, and received the same results. All of the other three accounts now log on with a temporary profile error message, except the account I'm in now, which is still like its supposed to be, because it hasn't been logged off. This is the main account, has a crapload of e-mails all organized in Outlook 2010, crapload of documents, pictures, and desktop files that I have taken a hell of a long time to restore. The last thing I would want is to log-off and find that all this is thrown away. I deleted all the other three accounts, because they were now useless. This has pissed me off quite a bit, and I'd like to find a solution ASAP. I have no clue how this happened, I haven't changed any settings or installed anything new. Can I not rely on Windows 7 to keep all my settings like XP did with no problem?

Windows 7 is really starting to piss me off now.....including not being able to share a printer in homegroup, along with this obscure error.

Is there a fix for all this? I really don't want to revert back to XP .......

Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it !


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21 Feb 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MsDougal,

This may be able to help with this temp user profile error.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Feb 2011   #3
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Great, thanks for the link , will I have to re-configure everything though?
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21 Feb 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not if it works. Be sure to create backups as noted in the tutorial though to make recovery easier if it doesn't work though.
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21 Feb 2011   #5
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Okay great, thanks for the help !
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21 Feb 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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21 Feb 2011   #7
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Okay great, I think everything's working now !

I think I got my printer working too....not 100% sure tho lol.
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21 Feb 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news, and with a bonus.
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21 Feb 2011   #9
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Yeah Windows 7 is running really great now, turns out the issue with the printer was I forgot to install Java LOL .....
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21 Feb 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ooops.
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