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Windows 8: login as right user, desktop, programs and all as guest user?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have very interesting problem and some costumer PC and different location.

    He is log in as XXXX (correct user name) but his desktop, setting, programs are guest user name. Even if he sign out and sign in he still have guest user name.

    I have resolved the problem once with:

    Hkey_local_machine\software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

    look profiles (random numbers)
    S-1-5-21-45345345345-5484545455-23545345345-1000.bak
    S-1-5-21-45345345345-5484545455-23545345345-1000

    .bak is the correct user name, without bak is the new temporal profile 
    that without .bak rename to S-1-5-21-45345345345-5484545455-23545345345-1000.bak1
    S-1-5-21-45345345345-5484545455-23545345345-1000.bak delete .bak

    log off and log in and it worked. 

    It was fine for about 2 weeks but now the problem is back. Every time I do this, I reboot PC, it configures windows and the problem is back. Any solutions? 

    Let me say again: I don't have PC at home as about 300km away from me so options are limited to remote control.

    Monday, September 1, 2014 10:39 AM

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  • Hi

    It sounds like the profile is corrupt. Can you create a new profile for the user?


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    Monday, September 1, 2014 11:06 AM