?
Solved

Best Practices for Re-Creating a Windows 7's User Profile

Posted on 2016-08-16
3
Medium Priority
?
70 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-22
Hi,

I have had, mostly, success, re-creating a users profile.
However, Once in a while, I will get the user not being able to log in.
Usually, I just Rename the OLD profile to something-OLD and log in as the user,.
profile created, transfer what is needed and done.

But once in  long while I have that one off.
So I have one I need to recreate and need to avoid ANY issues.

Please let me know if there is something I should include ,
like giving the User Local admin before login in as the user
or some other tips..


Thank you very much..
0
Comment
Question by:GST-GRIDTECH
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 97

Assisted Solution

by:Experienced Member
Experienced Member earned 1000 total points
ID: 41758760
Copy the profile to an external device, delete the profile, shut down the computer, start it up and then make a new profile. This has always worked for me.
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Sandeep earned 1000 total points
ID: 41759234
After you remove/rename his profile folder from Users or Documents and Settings, try to find his profile under registry in given path below :-

Simply delete the entry for his profile. When he connect new entry should get created here.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ProfileList
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:Experienced Member
ID: 41765136
@GST-GRIDTECH - Thanks and I was happy to help.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 20 hours left to enroll

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question