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Saturday, March 14, 2015

signed in as temporary profile problem in windows 8 and windows 8.1


When Windows Operating System doesn’t read particular user profile settings and files properly during the booting process, it will load with temporary new user profile. That will look like a brand new user profile and have the default desktop and icons. You can’t find your customized desktop with icons, files and program shortcuts, that could shocking for you. Do not worry, your files and folders are safe in your computer. This guide talks about temporary profile in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and how to fix it.
Realistically Windows 8/8.1 handles temporary user profile issue better than Windows 7. You will not face this issue most of the time if you have a freshly installed Windows 8 or 8.1 computer. But you may face this sometimes if you have a Windows 8 which was upgraded from Windows 7.
This problem usually occurs when user profile settings got corrupted by some software or virus or unexpected shutdown of computer and even by delay in reading settings files while booting.

In order to prevent Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from loading using a temporary file, step-by-step instructions given below must be followed:
  1. Restart the Windows 8 computer.

  2. Enter into the BIOS setup and configure the system to boot from CD/DVD Drive.

  3. Save the modified settings in BIOS and reboot the computer.

  4. Insert Microsoft Windows 8 bootable installation DVD into the optical media drive (CD/DVD Drive).

  5. When prompted to Press any key to boot from CD or DVD, press any key to boot the computer from DVD support.

  6. On the displayed Windows Setup box, click Next.

  7. On the next page, click Repair your computer.

  8. On Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot.

  9. On Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced options.

  10. On Advanced options screen, click Command Prompt.

  11. On the opened command prompt window, type C: and press Enter.

  12. On C: prompt, type NET USER ADMINISTRATOR /ACTIVE: YES command, and press Enter to enable the built-in administrator account.


  13. Once the command executed successfully, type EXIT command to close the command prompt window.

  14. Back on the Choose an option screen, click Continue to restart Windows 8 computer.

  15. Eject Windows 8 installation DVD from the optical media drive when done.

  16. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account.

  17. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop.

  18. Once on the desktop screen, click File Explorer icon from the taskbar.

  19. On the opened Libraries window, right click Computer from the left pane.

  20. From displayed context menu, click Manage.

  21. On the opened Computer Management snap-in, go to Local Users and Groups category and create a new user account.

  22. Close Computer Management snap-in when done.

  23. Logoff from the Window 8 computer.

  24. Log on with the newly created user account to activate the user profile of the logged on user.

  25. Logoff the current user account.

  26. Again, log on with the administrator account.

  27. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen.

  28. On the desktop screen, click File Explorer icon from the taskbar.

  29. On Libraries window, navigate to locate C:\Users\<Old_Username> folder.
    Where old username is the name of user profile from which files are to be copied.

  30. Once located, go to View menu at the top right corner.

  31. From displayed options in the ribbon, click Options.

  32. On the opened Folder Options box, go to View tab.

  33. On the selected tab, click to select Show hidden files, folders, and drives radio button to
    view hidden files and folders of user profile.

  34. On the same tab, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) checkbox.

  35. Click OK to save the changes.

  36. Once done, copy all the contents of the folder except NTUSER.DAT, NTUSER.DAT.LOG, and NTUSER.INI files.

  37. Once copied, paste the contents to C:\Users\<New_Username> folder. Where new username is the user account name that was created earlier.

  38. Close all the opened windows when done.

  39. Restart the computer and logon with the newly created user account.

* Also, you can try system restore or re-installation (repair) of whole Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Operating System if above steps not work for you.
(System restore is always the best solution to such problems and every time it gives 100% success)

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