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Getting Signed in with Temporary Profile again!

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Getting Signed in with Temporary Profile again!


    Hello,

    About a month ago out of the blue Windows 8 started signing me into a temporary profile. I didn't download anything I know of or do anything different to make this happen in between it working ok and then not working so I have no idea why this happened. So I did a system restore to a previous point in time which was very annoying as my computer then had to update a program and it pushed me over my internet data download limit for that month with my isp.

    The computer has worked ok for the past 3 weeks and now suddenly the same thing has happened. I just turned it on and it is logging me into a temporary profile. I tried the registry fix this time as I didn't want to have to go back in time with a system restore and do large updates again. Now it looks like my profile doesn't even exist in the computer, just an administrator one that is disabled.

    Firstly I am wondering why this keep on happening. Why does Windows 8 all of a sudden start logging me into a temporary profile? This is making things unmanageable for me. I never had any problems on Windows 7 and so far this is causing me major inconvenience. So much so I am thinking about just reinstalling Windows 7 and taking Windows 8 back for a refund because the way it's going I can't use this software...

    Any advice appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Roxxy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    A temporary profile error occurs when your user account's profile has been corrupted by something and Windows is no longer able to load it.

    I'm not sure which registry fix you tried, but you might see if the method in the tutorial below may be able to help with your temporary profile error. This basically deletes the corrupted profile to have a new profile automatically created the next time you successfully sign in.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ofile-fix.html
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Ok thanks, I'll do this fix, it's just it's happened twice now so I'm a bit disappointed with Windows 8. I did sfc scan and chkdsk and no errors were found. Microsoft claims its third party software somehow corrupting the registry but I don't see how that could be.
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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Are you using a registry cleaning program? Those are known to cause a lot of damage to Windows when they are over aggressive.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    No, I don't do anything like that. I am going to do a clean install of Windows 8 on my first hard disk after I move my files onto a external hard drive. I won't load any anti virus etc on the Windows 8 drive and use it only for gaming and see what happens. I just initialised my second hard disk and am installing Windows 7 onto it and if this happens again on the Windows 8 Hard disk I'm just going to kiss it goodbye forever.
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