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I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded"

Question: I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded"

Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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Preferred Solution: I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded"

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So today, the error came up when logging into the admin account. I only have access to Guest account at the moment. Booting up Safe Mode doesn't really help either. So anyone have a solution to this complicated problem..?

Answer:Admin account error "User Login Service Failed"

See here, see if this helps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947215

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After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an... Read more

Answer:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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I have a client that brought me his laptop for removal of the login password. Apparently, his neighbor's cousin -the computer "expert"- added the password to make the PC "harder to hack when you're on the internet" - yeah, his words, not mine, whatever rolleyes. This expert neglected to write down the password, and cannot remember exactly what the password is. Anyhow- here's the problem: when using the tools I normally use for this (Active Password Changer and/or the 'Locksmith' feature in the ERD/MSDaRT), they do not show the account that is passworded. But if I use a file explorer from a preinstall environment, I can see the account in question. This is confusing; let me clarify: If I browse to C:\Users using the file explorer in ERD/MSDaRT or UBCD4Win, I see the normal "Administrator" account, the normal "Guest" account, an account we'll call "Bob", and an account we'll call "Joe". The password is on the account "Joe". When using a password changing tool, the account "Joe" is not listed, only the normal "Administrator" and "Guest" or "Public" accounts, and the "Bob" account. When I boot to Windows and get to the login screen, the account Joe comes up, but not the account Bob. I'm thinking the "expert" that previously worked on the laptop really screwed up the user accounts and profiles. I'm thinking I... Read more

Answer:Windows7- "Hidden" user account and login password problems

Not sure about the reg fix but you might want to try PClogin and see if it detects all of the accounts. If it detects the account, just check the box marked password is empty. This clears the password. If the "expert" used EFS to encrypt the files of the account then resetting the password would cause all the encrypted files to be inaccessible.

http://www.pcloginnow.com/
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/pcloginnowsbs_11.htm

Trinity Rescue Kit may find the accounts also.

http://trinityhome.org

http://www.techtip.org/how-to-reset-your-locked-windows-password/
 

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Hi, I have two user accounts used by my wife and myself and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) works fine on both user accounts. Very occasionally our daughters visit and use our pc. They use the Guest account. I just happened to log into the Guest account and got a pop up message saying that Microsoft Security Client User Interface has stopped working. When I closed the message I noticed that the MSE icon was missing from the Notification Area. When I tried to open MSE from the Start Menu I just got the pop up message again and MSE would not open.

I would add that I have no other anti-virus software running on my pc apart from MSE.

I would appreciate any help that anyone could give me

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Coming up with a title to this problem was difficult.

I'm certain I'll have probably put this in the wrong area of the forums, and if I did, I am quite sorry. I honestly don't know what my problem is, but I believe it's software or core Windows-related.

As for the problem, I have XP Pro and a fairly old computer. I mention both only in case they are relevant.

Typically, I leave my computer running most of the time. I have for years. My sister and I both have user accounts (though she rarely uses hers), and I'm very paranoid. So at night, before sleeping, I just "switch accounts" and let the computer stay on the user login screen until I wake. Upon which point I log in and carry on where I left off. This has never ever been a problem before. Until three days ago; and it's gotten progressively worse for some reason.

A few days ago, I woke up and powered my monitor on, and the screen was black. The computer is old enough to lock up on rare occasions, but this looked more like the computer was trying to shut down or restart and just hadn't sorted itself out yet. I was confused, but not too alarmed. I let the computer sit for a long time (I think perhaps a couple of hours) before realizing it was not going to do anything.

I tried running task manager (the only thing I ever know to do when something seems to be locked up), but of course, it did nothing. As I was probably not even logged in anywhere.

Eventually, the only thing I co... Read more

Answer:Problems When Logging Back In to User Account After Using "Switch User", XP Pro

Greetings, Lapinne.

I just wanted to be the first in line for some of that 'ferocious idolization'.

Frankly, I've had bad experiences with XP's 'switch user' protocol - it's been my experience that it's a problem waiting to happen.

Until I (and others) can wade through your symptoms, you might consider some consolidation: copy/transfer any important data to a central location, and trim your user accounts until you are left with the bare minimum (one Admin, one Guest). Then see if your issues persist (what I'm aiming at here is the possibility of corrupt user profiles - a common occurrence).

Hang in there, be patient, and welcome to MG! :major
 

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I've looked for a straightforward answer to this, and the searches I done can't find this...

1. This concerns a Win 10 User Accounts on both a single PC, and multiple PC's that are *not* in a Domain.
2. These are all "local" User Accounts.
3. These PC's are highly secured; no "cloud" accounts, "OneDrive" deinstalled/disabled (both in Win 10 and Office).
4. PC's are identical (hardware) and are being loaded from a master disk image. The only differences should be:
a. PC name
b. Windows Key #
c. MAC addresses

I'm setting up several User Accounts from a "prototype" Account, and would like to copy the user "settings" all all of them. "Settings" means
1. For Win 10 - Desktop configuration, Personalization, File Explorer options, File Sharing options (on a "base" Win 10 disk image).
2. For Office 20xx - All "settings" except for "Personalize your copy of MS Office" (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx disk image
3. For other software (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx + other, AKA "Full-load" disk image)

I'm assuming (a bad thing to do) that the needed info resides in:
1. The Registry in
a. HK Current User
b. HK Users
2. Each User's AppData

To do this, are there:
1. Copy/Paste from the Registry/AppData procedures
2. Commercial/Open Source tools
to do this?

Thanks!

Answer:"Cloning" User Settings from a Prototype User Account - (Win 10)

The best way to do this is to install software and customize the default user profile in Audit Mode, then sysprep the image and deploy it. This procedure does everything you listed.

See this tutorial: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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I've looked for a straightforward answer to this, and the searches I done can't find this...

1. This concerns a Win 10 User Accounts on both a single PC, and multiple PC's that are *not* in a Domain.
2. These are all "local" User Accounts.
3. These PC's are highly secured; no "cloud" accounts, "OneDrive" deinstalled/disabled (both in Win 10 and Office).
4. PC's are identical (hardware) and are being loaded from a master disk image. The only differences should be:
a. PC name
b. Windows Key #
c. MAC addresses

I'm setting up several User Accounts from a "prototype" Account, and would like to copy the user "settings" all all of them. "Settings" means
1. For Win 10 - Desktop configuration, Personalization, File Explorer options, File Sharing options (on a "base" Win 10 disk image).
2. For Office 20xx - All "settings" except for "Personalize your copy of MS Office" (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx disk image
3. For other software (on a "base" + MS Office 20xx + other, AKA "Full-load" disk image)

I'm assuming (a bad thing to do) that the needed info resides in:
1. The Registry in
a. HK Current User
b. HK Users
2. Each User's AppData

To do this, are there:
1. Copy/Paste from the Registry/AppData procedures
2. Commercial/Open Source tools
to do this?

Thanks!

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Hi everyone.
I wonder if anyone can help me with my problem. I turned off my laptop as I used my mom's laptop to play a game she had. I went back to my laptop, turned it on and I can't log in!
After the welcome screen there's only a "Other User" and nothing else. My account isn't shown. I tried to log in through Other User but it's blocked with a Username and Password. I'm scared to loose all my stuff I have on there. I try to get on Safe mode to System Restore but the "Other User" still pops up and my account still isn't shown so I can't access my account(I'm using a different laptop to post this). I don't remember ever putting on a "Other User" account
Please Help. I don't want to loose any of my items I have on this PC. How can I remove this "Other User" and get my account back without loosing everything?

The Laptop with the problem is Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Laptop.

Answer:My account missing and a "Other User" account appeared?

Hello Breann, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using your retail Windows 7 installation disc or System Repair Disc instead.

System Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,
I recently created a new user account on a win 7 home premium machine before I'd had much experience with win 7 (but years with 2000 and xp).
Instead of users\Roger\ it created users\user which I now realise is not correct. (I didn't call my account "user", either, before you ask. )
Can I fix this without deleting the profile and starting again, as I've done hours of work since that little stuff up.
Thanks in advance,
Roger.

Answer:Account "Roger" appears as "c:\users\user"

Roger I assuming you have tried change the account name in Control Panel??

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I manage the Networks for several companies remotely and not all users are computer friendly enough to know both their username and password, only their Password. So, when doing maintenance and I log on to a PC as an administrator or other user I will often
get a call the next day that their "password is not working" because it is using the last logged on user, which this time is me.

Is it possible in any way to set either a default domain user, or set it to a most often logged on model instead of the current last user or the alternative of prompting for user name every time?

ijerry

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I need to add another standard user. I have one admin account and one standard user.

After adding the second standard account name and password on Control Panel
I get the confirmation that the new user can now sign in.

However,I get this famous message that the profile service cannot open.

I looked into C:users and find
Default.migrated
Default
Public
Administrator
First standard user

But not the newly created user account. Nor can I find it in the Registry ProfileService.

Why does Window lye to me saying the new user account is available but it did not create it?

Answer:Added user account Windows does not create user profile

Did you sign out of your account and then try to sign in to the new one?
The new user folder won't be created until you sign in and set up the account.

User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

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I need to create user with username "user" but Windows 10 won't let me.

I delete user folder in users folder and open:
Settings->Accounts->Family & other users->Add someone else to this PC->(click on link)The person I want to add doesn't habe an email address->(click on link)->Add a user without a Microsoft account
And then I enter user name "user" and password and it saves it without problem. But I can't login like that user, I can't even see that user anywhere. Then I repeat all above procedure but then I got an error that I must type in other user name then "user".

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

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I have a computer running windows 7 64bit ult. I changed settings on the Network-PC\users\BOB to deny all access to BOB. Immediately after doing this my desktop disappeared and things stopped working. I thought it was a simple fix.

I went into the Admin account and changed it so that user BOB had access to the directory BOB. As far as I can tell, I've given BOB every possible ability to access anything. However, logging into BOB results in the inability to use windows search, unable to open video files in %appdata%, almost every program is broken either saying corruption (which isn't true) or out of memory or access denied.

I attempted to create a new username but certain programs will not open under this username. Is there ANY way to simply UNDO that one step. According to admin and everything BOB should have unrestricted access to everything but everything is broken. Could not even get simple things to run like Handbrake.

All permissions on every drive is set to allow BOB full control. Attempting to set permissions within the account called BOB results in the false error message that the file doesn't exist or BOB doesn't have access. Right click shows full access.

I need to figure out how to undo ONE mistake, you'd think it would be as easy as undoing what you did but apparently windows error messages are generating errors that are themselves: errors. I've tried adjusting "owners" but that is practically a field of quantum physics. Ran SFC /scannow as suggest... Read more

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Hi,

I recently installed a new webcam (Canyon) on my home PC.
Windows XP Pro. (SP3).

The webcam came with AMCAP version 9.0, which works fine, except for the following strange scenario:

When I log on with the Administrative account I can start AMCAP
and then see the camera window, I can then click on the menu
Capture >> Capture Photo, upon which another AMCAP window pops up with a still image which I can then save as for example a .jpg image.

Now, when I log on to me desktop with my Limited User account,
everything works as before EXCEPT that when I click on the
Capture >> Capture Photo menu item the second AMCAP windows does NOT popup and I can therefore NOT take a photo using the software?

Why could this be?
What rights can I grant the Limited User account that will 'help' AMCAP to perform the Capture Photo function?

Any ideas?

It is really frustrating having to switch to my Administrator account JUST to take a photo!

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

Answer:Shared Drive: "Your user account doesn't have permission to access"

Can't access them from my Android device either. ES File Explorer says"

Login fails
This may be caused by:
- The account has no permissions

I therefore assume the problem is with the PC with the shares, not my network.

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I keep getting the error: "Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?" This occurs when I open my email program Eudora. I have had this program on the computer for about 2 years and never had any problem until 3 days ago.

Answer:"User Account Control" error started showing

Alright, go to the icon for Eudora, right click the icon, go to properties, go to compatibility, and uncheck the last box in the list "Run this program as an administrator"

Does this fix the problem?

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Hi All,

I appreciate the title is a little vague and apologise for that, my issue is not easy to describe in a title.

In a nutshell, I am using Windows 10, and using my Live ID to log on to the pc. All is good, and all works fine - however there is a strange issue in that if I look at C:\Users my username it shows my user as being named "colon" instead of the actual username itself.

The logon screen shows my username as expected. When I go to accounts to manage my account - it shows my name as expected.

I am keen to try to get this resolved if it is an issue, Google has not thrown up anything about the "colon" username. I am suspecting this may be part of an issue where I am unable to play certain games that save files to "My Games" folder inside the "Documents." folder against my user. The issue there is that files will not save at all, no save games will save, and it looks like an authentication issue. I am wondering if this is related seeing as this folder is actually held within "C:\Users\colon\Documents\My Games"

When trying to add my user from the "Select Users and Groups" I cannot see a user called "colon" in the list of users. I can see a user with my proper username, and when I do a search for a user called "colon" it does find one, and when I select "Check Name" it does not error - but when selecting "Add" it does not add a user called "colon&q... Read more

Answer:How do I fix strange username as "colon"issue against my user account.

When using a Microsoft account to log on, it lists your user name in C\Users as just the first 5 letters. If you use a local account it would list the whole user name. For instance if I had a local account named essenbe, it would show as C\users\essenbe. But, if I used a Microsoft account with the user name of the live account as essenbe it would show as C:\users\essen. May that be what your issue is?

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I received a new laptop at work to install Windows 10 Pro on. It previously had Windows 8 Home but I did a clean install of Windows 10 and upgraded it to Pro using a valid key. The issue I'm facing now is that when I try to login, I get the "Password is incorrect issue" many times trying to login with a domain controller user account. I've searched and have found no answers. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem? I'm currently on Build14393.

I assume the upgrade to Pro, which simply installed the 'Pro' features on top of the Windows 10 Home upgrade, didn't fully install the domain functions? There was no option for me to do a clean install of Windows Pro from USB. I'm just throwing that out there just in case.

Answer:"Password is incorrect" on domain controller user account

Welcome to the forum.

You need to contact the company IT staff about this. They understand the important specifics of the situation better than could anyone else.

Was the computer successfully joined to the domain? This is something that only a domain admin could do.

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Thinkpad T530. I have two user accounts, both are administrators (for now, at least I've configured everything).

On account 1, the built-in admin account, optical drive works fine
On account 2, the second account, when I log in (or even switch users), the optical drive isn't under computer, and in device manager, it says the device has been prepared for safe removal.

I can't seem to renamble it. Even if I physically remove the optical drive and reinsert it, it doesn't show up.

Any ideas?

Answer:[SOLVED] Optical drive is "removed" under another user account

Try making another account and see if it shows there

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Whenever I try to open most non-Microsoft programs and many Windows 10 features -- like System Restore, for example -- I get the 'User Account Control' pop-up with the "YES" button grayed out, dead, so it can't be clicked. Only the "NO" button in the pop-up is live and clickable so in the end I just can't do anything in the computer anymore.

That happened out of the blue a few days ago and it's the very worst consequence of my making the stupid mistake of linking my Microsoft account to my Windows sign in.

Now I also can neither find nor access my Administrator account, or make any changes to accounts for that matter.

Tried System Restore through 'Settings/Recovery/Advanced Startup' and it didn't work. Then I tried Windows 10 'refreshing' (re-installing). That not only didn't solve the UAC popup problem but added a huge new one to the whole mess: I lost all my non-Microsoft programs (Advanced System Care, Lightshot, etc), and now can't install them back anymore.

Yesterday I spent around an hour and a half online with a US-based Tech person from Microsoft's Help Desk. Despite her best efforts, she couldn't find a solution, and in the end I was told the only way out for me was to wipe my hard disk out and reinstall the original OS that came with my laptop -- in that case, it was Windows 7. However, this computer didn't come with a Reinstall disk; it only has a copy of Windows 7 in the 'D' drive so if I wipe everything out I won't have a way to reinstall ... Read more

Answer:User Account Control pop-up - "YES" button grayed out, can't click it

Try Option 2 in Brinks tutorial User account control, select which level of control you want.

Roy

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I have separate 'admin' and 'user' accounts.

When logged in with a 'standard user' account, if Firefox detects an update, it gives the following message:

"A recommended security and stability update is available, but you do not have the system permissions required to install it. Please contact your system administrator, or try again from an account that has permissions to install software on this computer."

Does Windows 7 have a way to let application software update itself, when the active user is not an administrator?

EDIT
(Windows 7, Home premium, 64-bit)
 

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched betweendevices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing andUAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific namingsystem maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,?which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, ledme to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, andwas totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? andchanged to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But wehave lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoftaccount sign-in route with hope that it might help.

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders,that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

Originally Posted by Kengrush


Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones?



No. Changing from a local account to a Microsoft account will not change the \User\ folder for the user. When installing Windows 10, I always sign in with a local account first, "John". My user data folder gets named "John" and does not change when I switch the account to a Microsoft account.

You might also get away with changing the username to what you need if you run netplwiz. Click on the account under "users for this computer" to highlight a user, then click on properties:

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I received a new laptop at work to install Windows 10 Pro on. It previously had Windows 8 Home but I did a clean install of Windows 10 and upgraded it to Pro using a valid key. The issue I'm facing now is that when I try to login, I get the "Password is incorrect issue" many times trying to login with a domain controller user account. I've searched and have found no answers. Does anyone know what could be causing this problem? I'm currently on Build14393.

I assume the upgrade to Pro, which simply installed the 'Pro' features on top of the Windows 10 Home upgrade, didn't fully install the domain functions? There was no option for me to do a clean install of Windows Pro from USB. I'm just throwing that out there just in case.

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched between devices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing and UAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific naming system maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,? which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, led me to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, and was totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? and changed to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But we have lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

Is there a way to make this work, gaining the advantages of both sign-ins?

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoft account sign-in route with hope that it might help.
Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change the naming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same as the legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders, that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

When you set up a new user account as a Microsoft account, be it the initial user when installing / setting up Windows or later on in Settings, the naming of the user profile folders follows certain guidelines.

A typical email address / MS account consists of a first name, last name and domain ([email protected]). Of course many users don't use their real names but whatever names are used, the syntax is mostly the same (exception: first name or last name alone is also enough, the name part of an email address do not have to be both names separated by dot).

If the name is 5 characters or shorter long not counting the separating dot, the complete email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as kfinnIf the name is over 5 characters long, an abbreviation of the email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as karte (abbreviation will in most cases contain three first characters of the first name followed by two first characters of the last name)If the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is max 5 characters long, the name will be used for the user profile as is. MS account [email protected] would get the profile named as KariIf the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is over 5 characters long, the name of the user profile will be the first 5 chara... Read more

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched between devices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing and UAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific naming system maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,? which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, led me to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, and was totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? and changed to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But we have lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

Is there a way to make this work, gaining the advantages of both sign-ins?

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoft account sign-in route with hope that it might help.
Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change the naming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same as the legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders, that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

When you set up a new user account as a Microsoft account, be it the initial user when installing / setting up Windows or later on in Settings, the naming of the user profile folders follows certain guidelines.

A typical email address / MS account consists of a first name, last name and domain ([email protected]). Of course many users don't use their real names but whatever names are used, the syntax is mostly the same (exception: first name or last name alone is also enough, the name part of an email address do not have to be both names separated by dot).

If the name is 5 characters or shorter long not counting the separating dot, the complete email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as kfinnIf the name is over 5 characters long, an abbreviation of the email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as karte (abbreviation will in most cases contain three first characters of the first name followed by two first characters of the last name)If the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is max 5 characters long, the name will be used for the user profile as is. MS account [email protected] would get the profile named as KariIf the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is over 5 characters long, the name of the user profile will be the first 5 chara... Read more

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched betweendevices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing andUAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific namingsystem maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,?which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, ledme to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, andwas totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? andchanged to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But wehave lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoftaccount sign-in route with hope that it might help.

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders,that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

Kengrush said:

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones?



No. Changing from a local account to a Microsoft account will not change the \User\ folder for the user. When installing Windows 10, I always sign in with a local account first, "John". My user data folder gets named "John" and does not change when I switch the account to a Microsoft account.

You might also get away with changing the username to what you need if you run netplwiz. Click on the account under "users for this computer" to highlight a user, then click on properties:

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Hi All,

I appreciate the title is a little vague and apologise for that, my issue is not easy to describe in a title.

In a nutshell, I am using Windows 10, and using my Live ID to log on to the pc. All is good, and all works fine - however there is a strange issue in that if I look at C:\Users my username it shows my user as being named "colon" instead of the actual username itself.

The logon screen shows my username as expected. When I go to accounts to manage my account - it shows my name as expected.

I am keen to try to get this resolved if it is an issue, Google has not thrown up anything about the "colon" username. I am suspecting this may be part of an issue where I am unable to play certain games that save files to "My Games" folder inside the "Documents." folder against my user. The issue there is that files will not save at all, no save games will save, and it looks like an authentication issue. I am wondering if this is related seeing as this folder is actually held within "C:\Users\colon\Documents\My Games"

When trying to add my user from the "Select Users and Groups" I cannot see a user called "colon" in the list of users. I can see a user with my proper username, and when I do a search for a user called "colon" it does find one, and when I select "Check Name" it does not error - but when selecting "Add" it does not add a user called "colon&q... Read more

Answer:How do I fix strange username as "colon"issue against my user account.

When using a Microsoft account to log on, it lists your user name in C\Users as just the first 5 letters. If you use a local account it would list the whole user name. For instance if I had a local account named essenbe, it would show as C\users\essenbe. But, if I used a Microsoft account with the user name of the live account as essenbe it would show as C:\users\essen. May that be what your issue is?

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Hello. My computer recently (less than a day ago) started to display User Account Control prompts whenever I deleted or copied that weren't in the "Users" folder, such as the Program Files folder. I am using an Administrator account, and the User Account Control is set to notify when programs make changes to Windows but without dimming my desktop. Whenever I try to delete any type of file not in the Users folder, the User Account Control prompt pops up like in the attachment. I believe there is something wrong with the "File Operation" program, because I'd imagine it would be signed by Microsoft and would automatically be elevated to Admin status so the prompt shouldn't show in the first place. Clicking on "Change when these notifications appear" doesn't do anything, but I am able to copy/delete files after clicking "yes".

I'd really appreciate help, because it's getting annoying getting this prompt whenever I want to delete or copy a file, and this prompt never appeared before when I was just deleting a file until a day ago. I'm using Windows 7. I'm just using a Windows 8 RP theme. Also, I don't want to disable UAC, since it lowers security.

I feel perhaps something happened to that certain registry key or keys related to it. But I'm not sure.

EDIT: I figured out that something was wrong with shell32.dll, so I replaced it with an unmodified copy of the file from another computer and the prompt doesn't come up anymore.

Answer:User account control shows "Publisher: Unknown" for File Operation

*bump* same problem

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I'm trying to use the File History feature in Windows 8.1 to create backups.  When I click "File History" from the control panel, nothing happens.  No new window opens, it just stays at the Control Page.

I've tried manually going to "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\File History".

All works fine with local Administrative user profile.

Why does File History not start/open/run for the domain user account that is in the Administrators Group?

Answer:"File History" won't open/start for domain user profile/account

Hi,
Base on my lab machine (Windows Server 2008 R2 DC, Windows 8.1 client). either domain admin user or domain standard user, they all work fine.
What's your environment? Did this issue occur on all domain user or specific one?
In some cases, File History may conflict with the enterprise policies (like retention policy). I suggest you contact your IT admin to see if there is some other policy to limit this.

Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Every time I restart there's this "Internet Guest" user account that keeps popping up. Makes me feel like I might have a trojan or something of that sort. I run Norton Anti-viri, ad-aware, and zone alarm pro.. nothing found. So what keeps creating this user account??
 

Answer:WindowsXP automatically creates "Internet Guest" user account upon startup

Are you running IIS? I'm pretty sure this is a function of same (though I'm no expert).

If you don't need it (IIS) you can uninstall it (Control Panel > Add/Remove > Add/Remove Windows Components).

If you're running IIS with an FTP or Web server you probably need the Guest account.
 

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Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen

Answer:User Account Picture on Logon Screen size "Windows 7 Ultimate x64"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroProfile


Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen


If you're the only person that uses that pc, set a password and it will help make your pc more secure, plus you will have a bigger user account picture.

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The problem we are seeing is with some screen locked laptops placed in a docking station.  Our security policy has the machine locking after 'x' minutes of inactivity and when they try to unlock the machine they are met with the error:
Logon failure: user account restriction. 
Possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy restriction has been enforced.
Should they undock then they can log into the laptop without the error, then re-dock and resume normal operations.
 Not an ideal solution, but at least a work around.
This does not occur with all laptops, and have never had it occur on a desktop.  I am struggling to find an
answer to why this is occurring.
I have tried the following things that Google says worked for others, but none have provided a solution:
- ?Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only?
 set in Group Policy
- reset local administrator account password
- ensure both user and computer AD account is not set for logon hours restrictions
If anyone has a suggestion or solution that worked for them then I would greatly appreciate if you could share

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I'm working on a computer that appears to have gone through the "Windows Recover" virus/malware. The user appeared to do a good job of removing the virus and used System Restore to dial the system back about a week (which unfortunately is the furthest back the restore points go for some reason). Everything seemed to work except for the main users account, which had it's profile locations changed to something like c:\users\TEMP.username-PC.000. It was pointing to this directory instead of the original directory. I then opened up regedit and found the entries at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders all pointing to the wrong folder, so I manually edited every entry to point to the correct folder and restarted.

This ended up working against me. When I logged into the account none of the shell folder shortcuts in the start menu would do anything when you clicked on them. The menu would stay up and it was as if I was clicking on nothing at all; no response.

Instead of reversing the edits I had just made manually I decided to try using System Restore to revert the system back to the earliest date, which the owner of the PC said they had done themselves before I got there. I figured the worst that could happen would be it would be just as it was when I first looked at it.

After performing system restore I can only log into the Administrator account. Every other account on the system produced the error message "... Read more

Answer:"The User Profile Service failed the logon" on a fresh, newly created account

It's probably a typing error but I think you are referring to the Windows Recovery fake computer analysis and optimization program. The owner of the PC only used a restore point that took the machine back one week, which by the sound of it, was not succesfull. System Restore cannot be relied on to remove a virus infection as the restore point may have the infection saved in it. Also, once a system is comprimised by an infection it opens the door for other infections to get into the system.

Only a few helpers with the appropriate permissions can give advice on Malware removal outside of the Malware forum so in order to have the system cleaned of the infection you should open a new thread in the Malware forum.

The other option is to do a full reformat and clean install of the OS.
 

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Before in my DOcuments and Settings folder I had a "All Users and a Giovanni" folder and now after running a System Repair I now have two new folders named "All Users.WINDOWS and giovanni.home"

I assume this has to do with users accounts but I have no idea what they are for or how they go there.

I am wanted to delete these and get back to just haveing the original two but I don't want to screw anything up. Now I can't add any users under "manage users"

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Answer:Having "User Account" problem after System Repair

I think you performed a *reinstall* of XP over your previous installation. This would be the reason for the duplicate account folders. You should have performed a repair install.

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I work at a local public access tv station where people come in and make there own tv show then have it aired. We are getting a lot of files piling up that are from past members and past projects and want to make it so that they MUST use their own storage and whatever they do/change when they are on the computer is deleted/restored, so I want to make a temporary user account. This account type seems to be just what we need and it is builtin to Windows but the only guides that I can find are how to disable it, not set it up.

So to summarise, I need help setting up a temporary user account in Windows 7 Pro

Thanks
Justin

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I have been out of the computer repair world for a few years now, and have not dealt with fixing windows 7 PCs much at all. The wifes windows 7 laptop crashed, and I need to reinstall windows. I popped her hard drive out and hooked it up to my computer via an external USB enclosure. The drive comes but her user account appears to be "hidden", I only see a "default" and "public" user account. I know her account is there because their is a lot of used hard drive space that is not accounted for with the folder shown. I somewhat recall this being a security feature way back when when vista was coming out?? I have messed around with the securities, permissions, and ownership of the drive but I still can't see her user account.

Answer:User account "hidden" when trying to retrieve files from another PC

Hello PCBliss, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Normally user accounts are not hidden, but you could use the steps in the tutorial below to select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and uncheck Hide protected operating system files box in Folder Options to see if the user folder shows up faded afterwards.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok, so I made a local account, because I don't give a rat's about all that Sync stuff. I found out how (from these forums) to make it automatically log you into an account. However it keeps trying to log into an "Other Account", I don't have another account, that's just what it says. Then it of course says incorrect Username or Password, because there isn't one, so I have to click sign into a different account, and then click my normal account, defeating the whole purpose of having it automatically sign in, any help?

Answer:Computer boots into "Other User" instead of normal account

Did you originally sign in with a MS ID-type account, the kind where MS tries to force you into all the online junk? If so, that account still exists even though you eventually opted for local sign in. On several occasions MS has managed to push my almost never used MS ID sign on at me. Perhaps your experience reflects another way for MS to do so. If MS is pushing that way, then it may be tough to get around your problem. I don't know how. Sorry.

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Hey there,

when I first installed I set up my own account to be part of the administrator-group and deactivated UAC, because I came from XP and was annoyed about all the popups and prompts during the installation of all my apps. I made a backup of this set-up, and now, a year later, restored it, because my old win7 was broken in some points. Now I'm wondering how to restore the complete security for me?

Is it enough to remove the "administrator"-group for my user (so that only the group "HomeUsers" remains) and activate UAC? Is this the default setting, or is there anything left?

Thanks so far!

Edit: Damn, I made myself to "HomeUser" and activated UAC (admin acc is inactive, though). But now I can't do anything!? I thought this was the right way to do it, but now I can't even click "yes" when promped by UAC...
Edit2: Okay made it back by googling: using safemode of Win7, logging into Adminacc and than I could restore my user-acc to be part of administrators...

Answer:Getting back my security by "fixing" User-Account

no, don't make your only account into standard user. Because you will need atleast one active administrator account.

You can do two things:
1) Restore back to the state where you haven't made your account standard user yet.
Create new account (standard user account)
And use this standard user account for your everyday tasks.
For administrative tasks either login to your last admin account or "run as administrator" and put password for your admin account.

2) If you don't want to configure your settings and preferences to new account:
Restore back.
Create new Administrator account.
Login in with it.
Make your previous account standard user.
Proceed just like at (1). use standard account for everyday tasks and for administrative tasks either switch user or "run as admin".

First option is more preferable, as in some cases if you convert admin into LUA (limited user account) it may still inherit some privileges from admin.

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I recently changed the user account settings on my PC, password protecting the main administrator account (the default "Administrator" setting) and adding a second account with administrator privileges, for my 8-year old to use (decided she was getting old enough I didn't want her to see everything on the administrator account).

I came home today, turned the computer on, and the "Administrator" account did not appear on the log on screen. I have no idea what happened, and my mother and daughter (who were home all day), said it just appeared that way when they turned it on this afternoon. I went to the User Settings page from the Control Panel (logged into my daughter's account) and did not see it there either. However, just to see what would happen, I tried to create a new account with the title "Administrator" and a message popped up saying there is already an account with that name and I must choose a different name. This leads me to believe the account is still somewhere on the PC and has not been deleted.

My main concern is accessing the files, folders and settings that were on the old "Administrator" account. I can access most of them while logged onto my daughter's account (since it has administrator privileges) by going through the Documents and Settings but there are some files I can't seem to locate, as well as protected files I cannot open.
How can I restore the old "Administrator" account, alon... Read more

Answer:Solved: Restoring a "lost" user account

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Yeah, i turned UAC off because its annoying as sh*t. now i'm getting a popup in my task bar telling me it's off all the time. anyway to turn this notification off?

Answer:Annoying Notification "User Account Control is off"

Look here - http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...-xp-and-vista/

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Lets say I have two user accounts on my windows 7 machine. (both with admin rights) If one account gets a virus/malware, will the other account become infected?

Answer:Seperate user account still affect others "envirement"

It depends on the type of malware affecting the machine. Some malware will act globally (across all user accounts) other malware will act locally (affect only one account)

Remember to ensure you have good protection to avoid infection in the first place. A minimum of an antivirus with 'real time protection' (running all the time) and an anti-malware scanner running as 'scan on demand' (as and when needed) is a must in today's environment.

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I just booted up my Vista x64 PC ten minutes ago and got a bit of a scare. One of the applications I have set to launch automatically on startup popped up its initialization window as if it was the first time it was being used with this Vista user account.
A few other applications hadn't launched at all (probably indicating that they would need to be set to do so manually for each user), just like my mouse settings were different (back to default) and my user icon in the start menu had changed.

I didn't investigate further, but promptly logged out (where the login screen again showed the correct icon for the default account - and there's only one, aside from "guest") and logged back in, where I could fortunately take a sigh of relief, as everything was back to normal again.

Has anyone ever had this happen? I've never seen it myself in the year and a half I was using Vista 32-bit on my laptop.

Answer:Vista "reset" user account after boot

Hello Miths,

Did you see something like this error message when that happened?

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile






Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.

Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.

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I can not log on to my son's computer as an Administrator. The only thing that shows at start up is his 'limited user' account. I can not log out of that. I have tried access in safe mode, I have gone to computer management and I have tried 'regedit'. None work, all show errors or access denied. I am sure it is not a virus, it is something that I did to keep control of the computer. I just don't understand how I can not get back to an administrator account. Any suggestions? Many thanks for any help!
 

Answer:"user account" issue on my sons computer, Help, Please!

Seeing as how the Administrator account is usually the one that is not allowed to be deleted, I'd like to know what accounts are available at the login screen in "Safe Mode"? And are you sure you in safe mode? Make sure you are pressing F8 immediately after the BIOS screen disappears, even just before it does, and select safe mode from the boot menu by highlighting it and pressing enter.
 

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Its one of those security and maintenance alerts that pops up in the action center every time I restart. When I click it takes me to settings but I've already verified my ID so there doesn't seem to be anything to do. I'd appreciate any ideas...

Answer:Why does my user keep asking me to "sign into my microsoft account"?

Originally Posted by KeithJB


Its one of those security and maintenance alerts that pops up in the action center every time I restart. When I click it takes me to settings but I've already verified my ID so there doesn't seem to be anything to do. I'd appreciate any ideas...



Read this tutorial and Use option #1 If yours is set to ask for password, just un-check, and reboot.
Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Hello.
I installed "Turbo VPN" and when I want to open it the it asking me administrator username and password. Something like
it.
I don't like to add the user in "Administrator" group. Any idea?

Thank you.

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I have Windows XP with SP2.

There have been a few discussions concerning the pop-up window that says "The current user account is not recognized. Restart the computer and then open User Accounts."

My situation is a little different from the posts I've read. My computer is setup with two accounts. My account has administrator privileges and is password protected. My girlfriends account does not have admin privileges nor is her account password protected.

I recently changed my password on my account using Control Panel > User Accounts. However, I now note that when attempting to go back into Control Panel > User Accounts I get a pop-up window that says "The current user account is not recognized. Restart the computer and then open User Accounts." Of course, I restart the computer and try again but end up with the same pop-up window. Keep in mind, when the computer restarts I have to click on my user account icon then enter my new password to logon to my account. The logon process works without a glitch.

The odd things is this. If I restart my computer then use <F-8> to put it in safe mode I am able to use the Control Panel > User Account to remove the password. Then I restart the computer again and in normal mode I go to Control Panel > User Account and edit my user settings for my account. Here I "add" a password. I set it to the password that I originally used prior to my problem created by changing the pa... Read more

Answer:"The current user account is not recognized" pop-up

It sounds as if the new profile does not have Admin privledges. You can also check under the Group Policies.

Start>Run>gpedit.msc

Something in there might have changed and not it doesnt allow you full access.

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So here's the problem. I share my computer with my mother, who is going back to school. She wants to be able to log on to the www.tri-c.edu website, but when she clicks on the "my tri-c space" link at the top, or types in my.tri-c.edu it says "error on page" and displays a blank page.

Here's the strange thing...

This only happens when trying to access the page with her user account. When I log in with my user account and click on the link, or type in my.tri-c.edu, everything works fine.

This is all very mysterious. It all started happening after I removed a malware infection. The details of everything I did are in this thread on spywareinfo.com.

I have tried deleting her user account and re-creating it, but it didn't help.

Can someone please help me? (I hope this is in the right forum. It deals with internet explorer, but also XP user accounts, so I'm not sure).
 

Answer:"Error on page" for one user account, but not another

Make sure that under your mother's login, Internet explorer has Java, JavaScript, and cookies all turned "on".

Here's some instructions on the tri-c.edu website:
https://lum-app.tri-c.edu/cp/misc/java_cook.html

If this fails, then I would unistall and reinstall Java.
 

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I have just reinstalled my computer, when checking Properties>Security on one of the files on the desktop there are a user/group account I have never seen before. Its called "Interactive".

What kind of account is this?
 

Answer:"Interactive" User/Group account?

Basically its you, your logged in so your interactive on the system, any more information just check here, i found it on google:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms686587(v=vs.85).aspx
 

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When I "sign in using Microsoft account", I get a new user with that Microsoft account. I don't want a new user, I just want to connect the current user to my Microsoft account. Any idea how to fix this?

Answer:When I "sign in using microsoft account", I get a new user.

Hello Marron,

Did you switch your local account to be a Microsoft account?

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

Are you getting a user profile error like below when you try to sign in to your MS account?

You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix

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Its one of those security and maintenance alerts that pops up in the action center every time I restart. When I click it takes me to settings but I've already verified my ID so there doesn't seem to be anything to do. I'd appreciate any ideas...

Answer:Why does my user keep asking me to "sign into my microsoft account"?

KeithJB said:

Its one of those security and maintenance alerts that pops up in the action center every time I restart. When I click it takes me to settings but I've already verified my ID so there doesn't seem to be anything to do. I'd appreciate any ideas...



Read this tutorial and Use option #1 If yours is set to ask for password, just un-check, and reboot.
Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I have Windows XP Professional SP2, Dell Inspiron 4000.

Ever since I got my computer I've been using the account "Administrator." So all my files and settings are on it. Today I randomly decided to make a new account, unaware that Administrator would disappear. (Apparently, says Windows Help & Support, Administrator is only available in safe mode or when there's no other account.) So now I want to go back to Administrator, but I can't figure out how to delete the new account... Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Want to go back to "Administrator" user account

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Hi all,

I'd like to create a User Account on my computer that is completely blank in that it does not have access to programs, files, etc. from other accounts. I would like for it to appear just as my computer did when I first got it. Is this possible?

THank you
 

Answer:Want to create "Blank" User Account

Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and click on New user. Make it a limited account.

But it will still have access to the Start Menu and any programs, utilities and files that don't require Administrator or Power User privileges.
 

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Because I upgraded to Windows XP Home, I upgraded my WinFax Pro 10 to WinFax Pro 10.03.

All works fine, but there is one annoyance: When I click "print" in my word processor and specify WinFax, I get this message:

"WinFax is not active for this User Account. Please start the controller and try again."

Then I manually start the controller, and all proceeds normally.

I've tried WinFaxing from other programs, and the same thing happens.

As in my old WinFax setup, I don't start the WinFax controller at boot-up. In the old setup, the controller came up automatically whenever I started to send a fax. How do I make it do that in my new set-up?
 

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I have Windows XP Professional SP2, Dell Inspiron 4000.

Ever since I got my computer I've been using the account "Administrator." So all my files and settings are on it. Today I randomly decided to make a new account, unaware that Administrator would disappear. (Apparently, says Windows Help & Support, Administrator is only available in safe mode or when there's no other account.) So now I want to go back to Administrator, but I can't figure out how to delete the new account... Any suggestions?

Answer:Want to go back to "Administrator" user account

Log in in safe mode by pressing F8 when booting and then choose Administrator. Then from safe mode delete your new account. Then once Administrator is the only account, reboot. That should force Windows to allow you to use Administrator.

Another option you can try also is pressing CRTL ALT DEL twice at the login screen and typing "Administrator" and your pass. It may not work, however, due to XP Home.

BMR777

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So here's the problem. I share my computer with my mother, who is going back to school. She wants to be able to log on to the www.tri-c.edu website, but when she clicks on the "my tri-c space" link at the top, or types in my.tri-c.edu it says "error on page" and displays a blank page.

Here's the strange thing...

This only happens when trying to access the page with her user account. When I log in with my user account and click on the link, or type in my.tri-c.edu, everything works fine.

This is all very mysterious. It all started happening after I removed a malware infection. The details of everything I did are in this thread on spywareinfo.com.

I have tried deleting her user account and re-creating it, but it didn't help.

Can someone please help me? (I hope this is in the right forum. It deals with internet explorer, but also XP user accounts, so I'm not sure).

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I've been having trouble for a few weeks now in signing in to my main Microsoft user account.

This is causing all kinds of problems when using my computer.
1) I can no longer send/receive email on this account via either Thunderbird, my email client, or via the Hotmail website. When I try to sign in to the website, I get a nearly empty page that says:
===========================================================
Microsoft Account
We can't show you that page Our server is having a problem. We're working to fix it as soon as we can, so try again in a few minutes.


===========================================================
It's been like that for weeks now so clearly it is NOT a short-term server problem.

2) When I try to play various Xbox games on my computer - I'm running Windows 8.1 on my laptop - it asks me to verify myself through the account but I'm unable to sign in to complete the verification.

3) When I try to install a new program from the Store, it wants me to sign in and I can't, making it impossible to install programs.
I suspect the heart of the the problem is that the account was originally issued to me via my old ISP. When I moved house at the end of August, I wasn't sure what would happen to the email account and the ISP's tech support contradicted itself when I tried to ask. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the account kept working fine until a few weeks ago; I had originally expected to lose access to it about 30 days after ... Read more

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When I "sign in using Microsoft account", I get a new user with that Microsoft account. I don't want a new user, I just want to connect the current user to my Microsoft account. Any idea how to fix this?

Answer:When I "sign in using microsoft account", I get a new user.

Hello Marron,

Did you switch your local account to be a Microsoft account?

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

Are you getting a user profile error like below when you try to sign in to your MS account?

You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix

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Anybody know what causes a user account to get replaced by a "temporary" user account? When I sign in to my user account (which is an administrator Account) it sometimes takes a little longer and then when it does go thru, it has a generic desktop and says in the notification area "You have a temporary user account, your files are not accessible through here, please sign out and attempt to sign again and you may go to your original account, if not see your system administrator, for help.." Now this doesn't happen every time, but about once out of every ten times, Is there anything I can do to remedy this? Thanks In Advance..
 

Answer:Solved: Keep getting "temporary" User Account in W7

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When I "sign in using Microsoft account", I get a new user with that Microsoft account. I don't want a new user, I just want to connect the current user to my Microsoft account. Any idea how to fix this?

Answer:When I "sign in using microsoft account", I get a new user.

Hello Marron,

Did you switch your local account to be a Microsoft account?

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

Are you getting a user profile error like below when you try to sign in to your MS account?

You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix

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I have been playing the game for a few weeks now in my spare time on my Windows 10 desktop and have acquired some bonus packs, a dozen vehicles, upgrades, unlocked 5 seasons, and moved my user rank up to 4824 in the multiplayer ranks amongst various other things. I do not want to lose my progress but for the first time i wanted to upload a ghost the other day and seen that (it seems) I will lose all progress if I log into Facebook now. Also, I noticed that my "local account" doesn't transfer my save data when I log into the game on my Windows 10 laptop (which is super inconvenient because I am rarely home). I seen topics posted that a Facebook sync fixes this but I am afraid I will lose all my progress.
Anyone have any experience with this?

Answer:On Windows 10: "Asphalt 8 Airborne" can I sync my "local account" with my "Facebook Account?"

I am with you on this. I'm having the same problem, and the Customer Care form at Gameloft is not set-up yet for inquiries on desktop platforms. Also, search engines are hard to trigger relative informaiton on the subject. I have no intention of changing over to my Facebook "version" if the progress isn't going to be transferred.
It's just a new problem brought around to headline the Windows 10 updates. I'm sure there will be a wait time, but there has got to be a flood of new Win10 users that are firing up their CC services for a fix.
If I find out that it fixable, I'll get back to this thread.
Jerry

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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How do I switch back to administrator account on my personal computer

I was trying to fix something and switched from admin to limited account now I cant switch back. What the heck did I do and how do I get back to undo it?

Windows XP home edition

When I go into user accounts all I get is pick a task and learn about.

dang now what?
 

Answer:I tried to fix something and changed "my user account"

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One more question. How can I create a user account that doesn't show on the menu under XP? I've tried searching for this info.... can someone point me in the right direction?

Account would only be used periodically. So as computer is used by all family members, how can it be hidden... actually just not show on the XP user sign on screen?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Kit

Answer:"no-show" user account

Hi Kitkat50 and welcome to TSF !

By changing the way the users log on or off in user accounts in the control panel. Untick "use the welcome screen" and the user will have to actually type the name of the account and the password to login.

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Hi Guys!! After a long-2 time, I had an access to "User Accounts" under Control Panel. Stunned to observe a New Limited User A/c with the name---ASP.net Machine Account(Password protected)??!! Where did this came from? What's its worth & what could be its PASSWORD?Is it really necessary OR can I delete it from my Machine?

Answer:Stunned with this "New User" Account!?

According to this:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555299QuoteASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 is installed onto a Windows XP machine.Nothing to be worried about. Moving over to Microsoft Windows.

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At some point in the past, the user account that I created for my kids has disappeared from the startup options and a new "other user" account appeared that I cannot logon to nor can I delete it. When I go the the User Accounts under the Control Panel, the "other user" does not even appear there and if I add a new account in the Control Panel, it doesn't show up when initial logon comes on the screen...please help!
Thanks, Tina

Answer:"other user" account appeared

Hi Tina,

This sounds like the hidden admin account was activated. Has anyone else been using this machine?

Click Start>Accessories
Right click command prompt and run as Administrator.

In the black box that opens, you'll see a flashing cursor. Type the following:

net user administrator /active:no

Press Enter. You should see a message 'the command completed successfully'. If you did not see that message, re-type the command and be sure there is a space between the first 3 words and the backslash /.

Type in Exit and press Enter.

Restart the machine and please follow the instructions n our pre-posting topic New Instructions - Read This Before Posting for Malware Removal Help and post the requested logs in your next reply.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hi, I want to have a batch file that will open and take you directly to the change account name box of the logged in user:

"Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts\Change Your Name"

Ive take a look through and done some searching but I can't seem to find anything.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks, James

Answer:"Change Your Name" for the user account

control nusrmgr.cpl

Will get you to User Accounts. Don't know how to get to Change You Name though.

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Hopefully, someone can help me resolve this issue. I'm not sure what I did, but when I reach the Windows logon screen, I'm offered two choices: my account and "Other User". In the past, there was only one choice: my account. I tried to logon under "Other User", but I don't have the password for this account, since I didn't create it purposefully. It just appeared one day. The "Other User" account doesn't show up in Control Panel > User Accounts.

I'm wondering if anyone know how I can disable this account.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:"Other User" phantom account

Wondering if you ever got this issue resolved? I seem to have run across a simliar issue. After Vista boots, it trys to log me into a phantom account. I had deleted the account but the login still exists and it doesn't show up in the User Accounts. Although I enter the correct password, it comes back to the login. I can change users and log in, but I'm not sure how to delete the other, non-existent login.

Thanks.

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I'm trying to add a new user account to my Windows XP machine. However, When I use the User Accounts tools I can't add a specific name. I've had this username on the machine before, but deleted it a long time ago. I must have erased something else by accident too.

I thought it could get to it from Computer Management tool, but when I expand the Local Users and Groups I get, Unable to access the computer ********. The error was: Invalid Syntax.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:New User "The account already exists" ???

I found this on http://www.x-setup.net/forum/archive/index.php?t-582.html.
Quitch
Being one hell of a tweaker I often break my machine. The latest break came about due to a bug in earlier versions of XPLite which upgrading to the latest copy didn't seem to be fixing, and I couldn't wait on the patch.

Anyway, I reinstall Windows XP using a slipstreamed SP2 disc. Once that was up and running I patched Windows, installed Media Player 10 and .Net 1.1 and all the latest drivers. All is well, I opened Local Users and Computers via Computer Managment and removed the accounts for Help Centre and Remote Assistance. I took a quick look at ASPNET and left it there.

Then I changed the security settings, stripped out elements of Windows using XPLite and applied my usual X-Setup and WinGudies Tweak Manager tweaks. Once they were in place I rebooted and moved to create an account for myself seperate from the admin account I had created.

It was at this point I found the Local Users and Groups MMC within Computer Managment had a red cross by it and displayed the following error:

Local Users and Groups

Unable to access the computer MY COMPUTER NAME. The error was: Invalid syntax.

Now, I applied a lot of tweaks in one go, so lots of points of failure you say? Well, the reason I did so many in one go is that it's pretty much the same set I always apply, including the elements of Windows I stripped. However, I'm not so familiar with the newer Local Security Policy opti... Read more

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When I am accessing the internet, from my "Limited" User Account, is it "Safe" to have the Admin "Logged-on" at the same time (as would be shown on the Welcome Screen), or would this constitute an UNSAFE practice? In other words, should the Admin be completely logged-off, ANYTIME the PC is online? And if so, is the only/BEST method of "disconnecting" or blocking the internet (other than manually ... physically, of course) by means of blocking access within (by means of) my Firewall, whilst I am working in the Admin account?

Secondly, when I am installing a program in Admin, and get the standard recommendation to 'close all other apps', would this include the "Limited" UA? In other words: should I be completely logged-off (logged-out) of the Limited UA to install (more cleanly) in Admin?

Thanks in advance ...
 

Answer:Need Some "User Account" Edu'Macation ...

When I am accessing the internet, from my "Limited" User Account, is it "Safe" to have the Admin "Logged-on" at the same time (as would be shown on the Welcome Screen), or would this constitute an UNSAFE practice? In other words, should the Admin be completely logged-off, ANYTIME the PC is online? And if so, is the only/BEST method of "disconnecting" or blocking the internet (other than manually ... physically, of course) by means of blocking access within (by means of) my Firewall, whilst I am working in the Admin account?Click to expand...

I would think it to be perfectly fine to have programs in the admin account running and for the limited account to actually be in use at the same time....but do see what others say. Like I could be logged in as admin.....then I could "switch users" and let a person with a limited account on to log in as well and there isn't anything wrong with this....





Secondly, when I am installing a program in Admin, and get the standard recommendation to 'close all other apps', would this include the "Limited" UA? In other words: should I be completely logged-off (logged-out) of the Limited UA to install (more cleanly) in Admin?

Thanks in advance ...Click to expand...


Unsure.....I should think it wouldn't mean you have to log off all other accounts....but to just make sure everything else ie: browsers...music.....email...IM is shut down before you... Read more

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I've made numerous changes to default settings and to the desktop when setting up my new computer. I currently have one user account, obviously with administrative authority.

I'd like to know if it is possible to "clone" all the changes to settings and other items I have made to a second user account, and then to make the second user account a standard user?

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I've made numerous changes to default settings and to the desktop when setting up my new computer. I currently have one user account, obviously with administrative authority.

I'd like to know if it is possible to "clone" all the changes to settings and other items I have made to a second user account, and then to make the second user account a standard user?

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I would like to change the "folder" name of my primary user account. I do not want to set up a New User. I have already made the change in naming under User Accounts, but that does not change the technical naming of actual files and where they are stored. The folders like c:\Users\name. When we got this computer, I had set it up as Jim and Wendy. But am widowed now and would like to just fix it to \Users\Wendy.

Where is this information stored? Can I get at it to edit without blowing things up?

Answer:Changing "User Account" name

Welcome
The best way to do what you want is to create a new account

Create a new account with the right name and delete the old account. You can save the files from the old account, when you delete, transfer them to the new account with new names.
User Account - Delete
The only other way as far as I know is to change the registry. Maybe others will know how that risky procedure is done.

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What is this? How can I remove it from login screen?

Answer:What is "password" user in user list at login screen?

Right click on start icon and select control panel. Select user accounts. You may see those accounts listed there. If your not familiar with them you'l be able to remove them from that screen.

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The thread title is a problem that I've been having while trying to create a new profile for work on my laptop. This is the error message that happens every time I try to log into this profile. All the help I've been able to find online has involved old profiles having this error, but I'm only getting this error with newly created profiles. The regedit solution that the windows site gives doesn't work because my computer isn't creating a path in the registry to that user account apparently, and I honestly have no idea how to fix this.

Answer:"user profile cannot be loaded user profile service failed the logon"

Hello iluvme4never, welcome to Seven Forums!



Start by having a look at this tutorial at the link below.


User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

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I can't log into my Dell.  I only have one user account, jmanzi.  When I ener password and click enter, I get an error saying
 
"The user profile service serice failed the logon.  User Profile cannot be loaded."
I tried logging into safe mode, but I don't know how to get the safe mode menu.  My dell is running Windows Vista 64 HOME edition. 
Please help
Thanks

Answer:"The User Profile Service service failed the login, User Profile cannot be loaded

Hi JManzi,
Please run the diagnostics to check the hardware functionality. Here are the steps:

Restart the system and immediately start tapping the 'F12' key to enter the 'Boot Menu'.
Use the 'Down Arrow' key to highlight the 'Diagnostics' option. Press the 'Enter' key.
The diagnostics will begin. Please note the exact error message/code, if any appears on the screen.
You may also refer to the video on the link http://dell.to/1hrt2P4  for more information.

You may refer to the link http://dell.to/1bV0cp4 for steps on how to navigate to safe mode in windows vista.
Once you are logged on to safe mode, log on to the administrator account. Please perform the steps given on this link http://dell.to/1eIaCdi.
Hope this helps!
Keep me posted with the results. I’ll be glad to assist.

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I tried to create a new account on the family computer for my mother, because she was tired of using my nephew's account (He's very messy, even on the computer, and she doesn't like his clutter.)

She attempted to use it, and got the 'User Account Service service failed." error.

I deleted the account, and tried again with a different named account. Same thing.

The only accounts that seem to work are mine (Administrator) and my nephew's (Standard.)

I read a forum posting for this problem that stated the problem was because of account SIDs and the wonky way Vista goes about its business. Now, at one time I did have two accounts. Chance, and Blake. I deleted Blake because I hadn't realized that he would have permanent access to my private files after navigating to them from his account. However, this did not delete the Blake entry in C:\Users. I created another account for him, again called Blake. This created an entry in C:\Users called Blake.Home.

Now, the only entries I have SIDs for in regedit are Chance, Blake.Home, systemprofile, LocalService, and NetworkService.

There are no SIDs left over from previous accounts that could be causing this trouble.

I went to the System Properties Users tab and found three entries. Unknown Account,Chance, and Blake. I deleted Unknown Account (It was a leftover from some problems with creating a new account for my nephew.) Now the user account manager, and the System Properties User Profiles tab list ... Read more

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Until today my computer, running Windows XP Home Edition, had two user accounts; one for my mother (titled "Nancy Loury") and one for me (titled "Kev"). However I found myself simply using my mothers more often and saw having two accounts when both of us really only use one as redundant. So I decided to delete the Kev user account. The account had all of my very important files in it under My Documents. When I went to delete the account, it of course asked me if I wanted to save the contents of the My Documents folder for the Kev account under a folder labeled "Kev" on the Nancy Loury user's desktop. I of course did want to save them, so I clicked "Save Files", the account was deleted, and on the desktop is the file labeled "Kev" which, according to the system, should hold all the contents of the My Documents from the Kev account. I clicked on the folder and to my horror I found that it was completely empty; the system had not saved a single one of the files in My Documents like I had asked it too and like it said it would do. Nothing is there.

I've no idea why this happened, all I know is I'm extremely upset about this. What do I do to recover the files from the now deleted My Documents?
 

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

Answer:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

Answer:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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I am trying to make additional user accounts on my laptop or desktop, but whenever I try to do it on either one I get the following message

"User Profile Service service failed to sign in / User profile cannot be loaded"

I can't find a Windows 10 fix for this. I tried sfc /scannow and it could not find anything.

Answer:Creating new account yields: "User Profile Service service failed..."

Hello leftisthominid,

The tutorial below may be able to help with this error message. It's for Windows 8, but would be the same in Windows 10.

User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8

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I am trying to make additional user accounts on my laptop or desktop, but whenever I try to do it on either one I get the following message

"User Profile Service service failed to sign in / User profile cannot be loaded"

I can't find a Windows 10 fix for this. I tried sfc /scannow and it could not find anything.

Answer:Creating new account yields: "User Profile Service service failed..."

Hello leftisthominid,

The tutorial below may be able to help with this error message. It's for Windows 8, but would be the same in Windows 10.

User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8

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Hi,

im running windows 10 in an active directory enviroment. If I log in with my own account some of the programms are not availible for example edge. It seems to me that the profile is not completely loaded somehow. Looks like this:
For me it looks like if somehow the modern apps would not be loaded. (If I search after Edge it's also not available)

If I log in with another testaccount it works fine. I also tried to make the user profile new but it did not help.

Do you have any ideas? Did I maybe not delete some parts of the ruined user account? (I deleted everything under c: Users)

Thanks for you help


mark

Answer:User Account not completely loaded

I'm not really sure but with you saying an 'Active Directory Environment' could it be a policy on the domain blocking apps etc?

I haven't seen such issue at home or work but i know we have no such policies to affect it.

Regards,
Jamie

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Hi,

im running windows 10 in an active directory enviroment. If I log in with my own account some of the programms are not availible for example edge. It seems to me that the profile is not completely loaded somehow. Looks like this:
For me it looks like if somehow the modern apps would not be loaded. (If I search after Edge it's also not available)

If I log in with another testaccount it works fine. I also tried to make the user profile new but it did not help.

Do you have any ideas? Did I maybe not delete some parts of the ruined user account? (I deleted everything under c: Users)

Thanks for you help


mark

Answer:User Account not completely loaded

I'm not really sure but with you saying an 'Active Directory Environment' could it be a policy on the domain blocking apps etc?

I haven't seen such issue at home or work but i know we have no such policies to affect it.

Regards,
Jamie

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I previously had several user "limited" accounts in XP home I created as administrator, but after I installed XP Pro I cannot create user accounts. This is the message I get when trying to open a new account I have created.

""Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.""

I have no network to connect to. This is a stand alone laptop. Does any one have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Mo
 

Answer:Profile cannot be loaded in new user account

MoGo said:

I previously had several user "limited" accounts in XP home I created as administrator, but after I installed XP Pro I cannot create user accounts. This is the message I get when trying to open a new account I have created.

""Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.""

I have no network to connect to. This is a stand alone laptop. Does any one have any suggestions?

Thanks,

MoClick to expand...
 

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Hi,

I had an account on my wife's computer, (it was my old computer), I deleted it to save some room on here HD. Then I added a new user, using the same user name and password that is on this computer. I just signed in to the new account and it went through the motions of setting it up, after few minutes it went back to the sign in screen, I signed in and it asked for my Microsoft account info, I did not use my Microsoft account to set it up, just my email, now I have a screen that I can't get rid of, that explains the wonders of the new Fall Creators update.

I rebooted (had to alt-ctrl-del sign, on as my wife to access the power icon, to reboot) signed back into the account, after several minutes, the screen went black for 30 seconds, then I got the same screen "Get all your memories in one place" in large font across the top, no way to exit.

Any ideas?

Answer:Added a new user account to computer

On that screen, look it over, you should be able to click on something that says "use a local account" or something of that nature.

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I attempted to form a new account user on Windows 7 64 bit HP. However, when I went to logon with that account, I got the "User profile service failed logon. User profile can't be loaded." Did a little Google searching and came up with the registry correction approach (See below). Everything was going fine until I got to the Profilelist as none of the five S-1... files had a ".bak" These five files were all the same except for their last 4-5 numbers (.1000, .1025, .1026, .500, .501), thus I could not figure which ones needed renaming so I didn't make any changes. Here is some more detail on these files from the right side of the pane (computer name=ValuedCustom-PC, main account user name=Valued Customer, Guest=user account which works, but i need to setup a new user account):

.1000 - Default value not set

ProfileImagePath - C:\Users\Valued Customer
Runlogonscript
RefCount - 1
State - 100
and that was all that was for this file

.1025 - Default value not set
ProfileImagePath - C:\Users\Test.ValuedCustom-PC
RefCount - 0
State - 0
.1026 - Default value not set
ProfileImagePath - C:\Users\Updatususer
RefCount - 1
State - 0

.500 - Default value not set
ProfileImagePath - C:\Users\TEMP.ValuedCustom-PC
No RefCount or State was showing
.501 - Default value not set
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Answer:New user account can't logon - Profile not loaded

Hey there, still this problem going on?

Did you try to access a share on the laptop with your camera? If it works, then concentrate on a share on the desktop.

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I have had new user accounts added and my laptop is doing things on its own i cant seem to stop this person from joing my laptop can you help me .

Answer:Hacker added own user account on my laptop

Is this a physical "hack" or some other method? You haven't provided much information.What accounts have been created? What "things" is the laptop doing on it's own?LIR

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Hi,
I set up a lot of pc's and I've had this problem before with windows 8.1. I set up a single user account with Microsoft account (email and password). Then I want the pc to never ask for password, so I run userpasswords2 and uncheck so password is never asked for and we go right to desktop on startup. I'm setting up 2 laptops right now and 1 works fine.

On the second laptop, windows 10 created a quasi-user in addition to the user account. quasi has same name, same email, and it doesn't exist in control panels/user. It has a shorter version of the user name when I sign in, i.e., name is Rancho and it auto displays ranch as the user name on log in screen, so I know Windows did this somehow.

When I turn on laptop or restart, instead of going straight to desktop, it shows log in screen. it says it cannot connect (connection is wi-fi, no other pc's have connect problem), it says there is a problem and I have to sign in. it has 2 accounts in lower left corner (both have the same account name and email). if I click on the top, it is the ms account, it supplies the email and logs in with just a password. If I click on the ranch account, it puts ranch in the user name, logs in with same password.

I'm guessing I have to add administrator account #2, delete the messed up account #1 and recreate it, then delete #2. trying to avoid that fun if possible. and it didn't work on windows 8.1 when this happened.

any ideas on how this silliness happens? Is there a fix?
th... Read more

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Hi,
I set up a lot of pc's and I've had this problem before with windows 8.1. I set up a single user account with Microsoft account (email and password). Then I want the pc to never ask for password, so I run userpasswords2 and uncheck so password is never asked for and we go right to desktop on startup. I'm setting up 2 laptops right now and 1 works fine.

On the second laptop, windows 10 created a quasi-user in addition to the user account. quasi has same name, same email, and it doesn't exist in control panels/user. It has a shorter version of the user name when I sign in, i.e., name is Rancho and it auto displays ranch as the user name on log in screen, so I know Windows did this somehow.

When I turn on laptop or restart, instead of going straight to desktop, it shows log in screen. it says it cannot connect (connection is wi-fi, no other pc's have connect problem), it says there is a problem and I have to sign in. it has 2 accounts in lower left corner (both have the same account name and email). if I click on the top, it is the ms account, it supplies the email and logs in with just a password. If I click on the ranch account, it puts ranch in the user name, logs in with same password.

I'm guessing I have to add administrator account #2, delete the messed up account #1 and recreate it, then delete #2. trying to avoid that fun if possible. and it didn't work on windows 8.1 when this happened.

any ideas on how this silliness happens? Is there a fix?
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Answer:windows 10 added a second user account sort of

no solution but I have standard user and admin accts. both using the same PWL on both my Windows 10 OS on this PC on separate NTFS volumes and it did that also .

I use std user accts. on the web to keep some nasty's out things they don't need to be in like the MBR or syst 32 etc.

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