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After Upgrade Windows 10 Using TEMP Profile

Client came in that had just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. After the upgrade it logged in but with a temporary profile. Checked the Users folder I saw TEMP as the current profile. The main users profile is User.

Looking online I saw someone had similar issue and he just had to add the user profile to the Users group. Since this was a Home version that would not work for me. What I did to correct this is I created a new local user with Administrator privileges. Logged into this new user. Went into Registry and looked at the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList


In here I saw that the user profile in question had a .bak on the profile. It was the only one there like that. I then backed up the good data users profile just in case. I then renamed the the profile in registry to remove the .bak and then I restarted. I then logged in as the user in question and it finished the upgrading part of Windows 10.

Everything is back to normal.

Here is an article similar with my fix for Windows 8

This article goes into more detail and some of the other settings like refcount and state need to be set to 0. If you can’t login to change the registry you might have to login safe mode.



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