Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Windows 7 - Temporary Profile issue

After being met with the lovely "Logged in with a Temporary Profile" warning on my Win7 VM I lost my temper slightly,then googled a lovely solution writeup which can be found here

If for some reason this blogpost goes down i've made a copy

Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7 Issue

1)      Log in with temp profile.
2)      Start registry editor by typing regedit in find box in Windows 7.
3)      Navigate the following location in Windows 7.
Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7
4)      You can see similar keys under profile list with .bak difference, as shown below.
Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7
5)      You correct profile key is marked as bak. Currently your Windows 7 computer logged in with fresh profile with same key. So, rename the new profile key ( which is not having.bak) and remove .bak from correct profile key. See below.
Fix Temporary Profile in Windows 7
6)      That’s it. Log off and log in with your user name and password. You must get your icons and profile settings back in Windows 7. This is very simple and easy method to fix temp profile in Windows 7  issue.