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I'm using Windows 7 Home edition. When I try to create any guest account, it fails to load at login with the error:

"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded”

I can login as admin and my home user with no problems. Every guest account that I create fails.

I found this on a microsoft text article: This error may occur if the "Do not logon users with temporary profiles" Group Policy setting is configured.

I've tried to find the Group Policy settings and cannot locate it anywhere. Some sites indicate I need to upgrade windows to access it.

Is there a way to use guest accounts without upgrading?

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If you have the original windows installation disc. You can try to repair your OS. A friend of mine had a similar problem where he couldn't even log onto his only user account on the machine. He had to restore the system using the recovery CD provided by the machine manufacturer. – kedar Oct 11 '11 at 11:54
The OS isn't broken, is it? I think it's a Group Policy Setting issue. – Javy Oct 11 '11 at 13:18
Microsoft has a KB that addresses the same issue. You need to edit some registry – kedar Oct 13 '11 at 12:19

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