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Windows 7: "You have been logged on, on a temporary profile" - Recurring Issue

22 Sep 2011   #1

W7 Home Premium 64-bit
"You have been logged on, on a temporary profile" - Recurring Issue


This is a painful issue because things like chrome which are installed as per user do not work and nothing profile-wise can be saved on a temp profile.

This is the second time it has happened (the first time I created a new profile as suggested). However it has happened again barely 2-3 weeks after creating this new profile. I do not want to just create another new profile because I cannot just keep creating new ones when one corrupts. The installation of windows is pretty fresh, it's barely a month old.

Tried restarting (lots), running without startup services (msconfig) and running in safe mode but the issue still occurs.

Relevant Microsoft articles:

Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

I have tried this and it did not work.

Fix a corrupted user profile

This is just telling you to create a new profile and copy the settings across which I do not want to have to do every month...

I have done my fair share of googline but have only found results leading to creating a new profile...

Any help at all would be appreciated


Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55-US3L
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM

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22 Sep 2011   #2


generally, when working with broken profiles in Win7, I would backup and reinstall.
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22 Sep 2011   #3

W7 Home Premium 64-bit

That would be a real pain, being such a fresh install and not having enough removable storage to back up the 2tb drive
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22 Sep 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sean,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with that specific user profile error.

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