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Windows 7: Reboot W7 to log in second user profile

18 Jul 2010   #1
Manon

W7
 
 
Reboot W7 to log in second user profile

Hi everyone,

I have 2 users on my computer operated by Windows 7. When logged in the first user account I have to reboot W7 in order to access the second user and vice versa.

Please advice.
Regards,


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18 Jul 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manon View Post
Hi everyone,

I have 2 users on my computer operated by Windows 7. When logged in the first user account I have to reboot W7 in order to access the second user and vice versa.

Please advice.
Regards,
Haven't you got in the <start menu> buttons the option Tab to switch users?
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18 Jul 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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18 Jul 2010   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Why do you have to reboot? What happens if you use the "log off" or "switch user" option in the start menu?
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19 Jul 2010   #5
Manon

W7
 
 
Second user profile

In order to access the second user profile I log off the current account and click the second user icon. W7 opens a complete new desktop and I get the message "Preparing your desktop" as if I was creating a completely new user instead of getting me to my second profile. It doesn't make any sense. To access the second profile I have to reboot.
Please advice,
Thank you
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19 Jul 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Your second user profile could be corrupted. To test, create a new user of the same type as the second, then try switching between first and third users.

You can also try the steps for fixing a corrupt profile.

Fix a corrupted user profile
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19 Jul 2010   #7
Manon

W7
 
 

I tried this already. Any additional profiles won't load unless W7 reboots.
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19 Jul 2010   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Manon View Post
I tried this already. Any additional profiles won't load unless W7 reboots.
Might try that Repair Install now:

Repair Install
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19 Jul 2010   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Does the same thing happen if you boot into safe mode? What are you running as far as security type apps? Have you done anything in the group policy editor?

EDIT: Clean install or an upgrade? When did you first notice this problem, was it always like this?
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20 Jul 2010   #10
Manon

W7
 
 

My security software is F-Secure.
I had this issue ever since the beginning.
I am not a computer geek so I have not edited any Reg. or messed with W7.
I tried the same copy of W7 on a laptop (clean install) with the same results.
Killing the patient without cure won't do any good. It looks like I will have to live with my Microsoft problem. This is just a minor bug, no big deal.
Thank you .
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