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Windows 8 User account issues

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 User account issues


    I built a new PC to be used primarily for gaming purposes, so I installed Windows 8 Pro onto 128GB SSD. I wanted to move my User profile to my HDD, and followed the directions posted here: User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    after doing this and exiting Audit mode, Windows acted as if I had were installing the OS and wanted a product key. I skipped this step, went through the configuration, but when I used my email for my Windows account, it says that a user is already using that account on my PC. Obviously, because I had been using my computer earlier today. So since it knows there is a user with that account, why can't I access it when I start my computer? A friend of mine says I may have installed Windows twice on accident, but he isn't sure. Help would be much appreciated.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Did you only move the Users folder?
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8 Pro


    I followed the directions there. But I actually just solved the problem myself! All good.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by oniliva View Post
    I followed the directions there. But I actually just solved the problem myself! All good.
    Could you please share your fix so others might benefit?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yes, Please!
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8 Pro


    I was just an idiot and didn't read the end of the guide when it says you need to create a local user file in the second set up then simply log out and back in using the Live account.
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