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all personal changes disappear when I reboot windows 8

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    windows 8.0

    all personal changes disappear when I reboot windows 8


    This is a new computer and OS for me, so I may just not be familiar with how it is SUPPOSED to work. When we got the computer I loaded Office, Photoshop, Browsers, etc. I set up the tiles on the start menu. But since the computer rebooted (and every time since then), the tiles have disappeared and the computer acts like its the first time I've used Firefox ("do you want to make this your default browser?"). Each time I reboot, Word is still on the computer but it has to activate and set my initials as if I've never opened it on the computer before. The only hint of something I think I could do differently is that when I'm on the " PC Settings(?)" screen under Sync options it tells me I am logged into a temporary profile. I can't figure out how to change this though. Can anybody help?

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    Hi Labavare,
    First lets try to troubelshoot:
    _Click Win+S>>>>> type in troubelshooting>>>>> then go to left then click view all >>>>> double click "System Maintainence">>>>then follow the instruction.
    Post Back Your results.
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  3. #3


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Windows using a temporary profile means there's an issue in signing in to your normal profile. See this tutorial: User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8

    Kari
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    Posts : 2
    windows 8.0


    I did the tutorial that Kari posted and got it working finally after trying a few times and learning a few new things along the way. Thank you thank you! This was way beyond me and I undoubtedly would have lost some files trying to fix it myself, if I even could have.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Good to know you got it fixed .
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all personal changes disappear when I reboot windows 8
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