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"You've been signed in with a temporary profile"

  1. #1


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro

    "You've been signed in with a temporary profile"


    Hello, I am running Windows 8 Pro on an HP Elite 64 bit-8gb ram.

    Today, all of the sudden after restarting my computer, once I put my password (my admin password) it took me to a guest desktop. I have restarted multiple times and it does the same thing. But, when I go to "computer" I can view everything from my REAL desktop, so I know it wasn't wiped.

    What did I do, and How do I fix it!? The account it is asking me to sign in with, is the same account I use every single day, only now it takes me into a guest profile. Since I know all of my files are safe, how do I actually log on as me to access all of that?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mike, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if this may be able to help with this error. Be sure to read all of it for all available options.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ofile-fix.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Jan 2014 at 02:50. Reason: updated tutorial link
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  3. #3


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    That is a vista forum I'm running 8. All of my info is there so I know it wasn't wiped.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    It works for Windows 8 as well. Just be sure to back up anything that you do not want to lose first to be safe though.

    You could also try doing a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before this error to hopefully fix it.
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  5. #5


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I see you made a new tutorial for it, thanks a bunch - Happened to me again last night, that makes 3 times total with Windows 8 I got Temp Profile. I wonder why 8 is so susceptible to this error, even though it originated in XP, maybe even Windows 2000?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, since Windows 8 has a different way to go about doing things at boot, I thought it best to create a new refreshed one specifically for it.

    I don't know. Windows 7 had this error quite a bit as well. My only guess is if people may be improperly trying to rename their user profile folder, or messing with other parts of the profile.
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