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HP laptop with windows 7

I am getting the message "The User Profile Service failed the logon" for my only admin account. All fixes I can find require an admin account or admin permission, which I cannot do due to the error. ...
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Log in to Google Maps with my private (non-administered) account

This has been driving me crazy every couple of weeks for months now... I have two primary google accounts. One is my private account, the other is the corporate administered account. We'll call the ...
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How do I find out why Windows 8.1 Pro forgets a user account password?

I have created a standard - non-admin - user account on my Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit computer for sharing purposes only. I never log into the computer using that account. I use it only so my scanner can ...
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Can't regain administrator privileges after hiding the admin's account on win log-on

I've followed the guide here to hide the admin's account from log on area but now i only have a standard account left and i can't access regedit as admin to do the necessary work and bring the admin ...
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how to run bat file as administrator automatically from a non-admin account

My work account is a non-admin but I have the admin password. I need to run a .bat file as admin automatically when windows starts from my non-admin account. I couldn't figure out how to feed in the ...
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How to configure a user account with unknown password from an admin account on Windows 7?

I have to administrate a Windows 7 computer for which I have an Admin account. The computer is in a Domain (if this is important). Now I need to configure an user account on this computer (also a ...
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How to restore a user on my pc?

So, I just unchecked "Users must enter a user name and a password to use this computer" in User accounts accessed by Running control passwords2 and it deleted all of my other user accounts. Why is ...
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My account name is Lucas, but it shows as Lucas-Asus. How do I remove -Asus?

I need to remove the -Asus sulfix from my Windows Account Name, but whenever I look I just see Lucas as username. GTA V has a bug that crashes if the windows username contains special characters. ...
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How to restore default logon screen in Windows 7?

A while ago, my mother's laptop crashed. Before, it just showed the two accounts that were on the computer and you could just pick one of them. Now, she has to type in the username + password every ...
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scp with system user?

I have a user that was created this way: sudo adduser --system --home=/opt/someone --group someone This user does not have login, but when I login to server with my own user, I can change to that ...
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Entire Admin user gone. After i followed advice here. Stuck

Hello i followed the advice here. And i am sure it was Well meant. But what i did made an entire new account. with almost the identical name. And gave me a brand new fresh desktop etc. no offense ...
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Creating a new windows 8 local accounts brings back all the acer default software?

I'm wondering is the following is normal and how to possibly prevent it. Whenever I create a new windows 8 local account on an acer laptop all the acer software that comes with the factory default ...
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Using chuser and stopudt without root

I am trying to create a user account that can preform certain commands via command line without having to login as root. The commands I want to run are stopudt, chuser, chpasswd. What I have tried is ...
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Standard User Account Win 7 can't access folder on Vista

I have a home network with 4 users. The network consists of a Windows Vista Computer and a Windows 7 laptop. On both computers two of the accounts are standard and two are administrative. One of ...
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How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)?

How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)? If you know Linux we can elevate program into Root level, how to that in Windows 7 ? I have "standard" ...
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Logon process failed. Windows cannot load classes registry file

I have Windows 8.1 (64Bit). After trying today to log in to my account (user account) I get immediately signed out without even being signing in. I restarted my PC but the problem is still there. I ...
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Why I can't see the users that I have created

I have created 4 users on Active Directory Users and Computer: But I can't see the users on my computer management under "local users and groups" nor on my sql server! So, why I does not have "local ...
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Windows 8.1 Admin account is logging in as a user account

This one has me completely lost so I hope there's someone out there who can help. I'm running Windows 8.1, I have the only account that has ever been on the computer and when I set it up I set it as ...
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Why can't I add local users after leaving a domain?

I've got a Windows 7 machine that used to be part of a domain. After leaving the domain and changing it back to a workgroup, I can no longer add users through the user accounts screen. I have the ...
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How to start chrome in profile directory or “switch person”

I'm looking to start the Chrome browser in the "switch person" screen every time. That is: Every time I click on the desktop icon, I want the "Switch Person" list to come up so I must choose the user ...
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Recover accidentaly deleted Win 8.1 user account and get back to his session while it is still in the system?

I need help. I did 2 mistakes: Run: net user MyName /del on my account in cmd shell with Administrative privileges, while I was logged on that account. Then I created local user account (not ...
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How to reset the default user account on win 7

My problem is simple: Something is broken in the default windows user account, meaning that each time I create a new user account, the newly created one is broken too. I simply want to reset that ...
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Is there a way to change the name of specific accounts in the User folder of Windows 8.1?

During the setting up of a new computer, I accidentally switched the account names for my customary admin account and regular user account. Is there a way for me to switch the folder names under the ...
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Allow regular users access to an application that prompts for UAC [duplicate]

I am looking to review user account permissions across a Windows Domain Network. I want to get rid of computer accounts with local admin rights and replace them with regular user accounts. This is all ...
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How to Undo Merging Desktop Folders in Windows 8.1

I've found myself switching back and forth between my admininstrator account and my non-administrator account a lot lately, and what I'm doing while on my administrator account takes long periods of ...
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Run Windows 7 Task CMD with SYSTEM user

I have a .cmd script I want to run every 5 minutes. if I add a Windows 7 Task for that it runs fine if I provide a real user. But I want to run it with the SYSTEM user. Doing this the script does ...
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How can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...
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Why default useradd variables aren't taken into account, when create user in GUI mode?

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and my /etc/default/useradd file contains: # useradd defaults file GROUP=100 HOME=/home INACTIVE=-1 EXPIRE=0 SHELL=/bin/bash SKEL=/etc/skel ...
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ekiga — could not register (Forbidden, please check that the username and password are correct)

What are the connection parameters for ekiga? I went to ekiga.net and reset my password, still no luck. I've tried more than a few variants: Add a SIP account To add a SIP account, simply click ...
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Hide Windows 8.1 Charms Bar Apps (Immersive Control Panel)

I followed these directions to successfully hide certain Control Panel items via registry hack. I hid both User Accounts and Family Safety (see P.S. for explanation). If I go to the Charms Bar and ...
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How do I remove my Email account from my login screen? [duplicate]

I am fairly new to Windows 8 but i have been an avid user of Windows 7. I have signed in to my windows live account, and I now have my windows live email account on my login screen, and i wish to, at ...
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How Do I Allow A Standard User to Install Programs?

Yes, I realize that defeats the purpose of standard user. But here is the situation. A friend of mine wants to set up time limits for his home schooled son, and his son needs to be a standard user in ...
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Automatic password reset prompt on Windows 7?

My wife just told me that earlier today she received a prompt on her laptop to change her password, and complied with the request. Her laptop is running a vanilla install of Windows 7, 64-bit. All ...
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Macbook Air created a new user itself - hacked?

I have a new Macbook Air with OS X Yosemite and last night after a regular evening watching a Netflix series, I closed my computer (putting it to sleep, not turning it off), I heard a chime that ...
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How to change the name in the login screen on Windows 8.1?

Immediately after I power my laptop, in Windows 8.1 there is a first screen where I have to enter my password. I would like to change the name (of the person) to mine. How can this be done?
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Create a Location in Windows where I have full read and write access

As it happens I got a chance to work for a company where every developer gets a Window desktop to work on, without giving the admin rights to run things as Admin. On that I tried installing "Spring ...
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Timestamp bash_history of a different user in a filesystem

I have a partition .dd file with the bash_history. I am able to cat it and look at the bash history and I know that the HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T " is typically used for the timestamp of the current ...
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How do I reconnect my account to a domain if there is no domain controller?

I had a Windows 7 machine with one account connected to the office domain. I moved abroad, carrying my Windows 7 machine, and the office disappeared. However I still was able to login locally in my ...
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How can I choose the default user account for Windows 10 (technical preview)

On my PC I have two accounts: my account (password protected) and a second one, without a password. Each time Windows 10 (technical preview) starts, it automatically logs-in the second account, so I ...
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How to give a local user permission to register a port

I have a windows server 2012 R2 at home that hosts some game servers and other services. Now I am trying to setup a user called "SEServer" that is a non-admin user, that only has access to the ...
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Official way to copy a user profile from a local account to a domain account

I have a PC in a windows domain. This PC has a local administrator account from the user who used it before the PC was joined to the domain. Now I want to migrate this users profile and settings do a ...
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How do I access my external hard drive from my new computer with a new user account?

I have a new computer (iMac with Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks) and a new user account. When I connect to my external hard drive—which I had used to back up my old computer—but the folders have a little ...
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Separate my Windows 8.1 login from my Microsoft login without creating a new account?

I just got a new laptop and it is my first experience with Windows 8.1. During the initial setup, it asked for my Microsoft account info (Hotmail/OneDrive). Since I don't mind synching with that, I ...
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How can I duplicate a mac user account including username and password?

I have an account on my friends mac that I would like to move to my mac, so is there any way to duplicate everything in that account, including username and password? By the way, I am using OS X ...
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Reinstall Linux by keeping user accounts

I am going to upgrade Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 17.1 on a home computer. I am going to do a fresh upgrade. There are three partitions for swap, / and /home. I will preserve swap and /home. The ...
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How to remove an account?

The title isn't too informative, but I couldn't think of a more accurate one. Long back, I had a problem in logging to my account (Admin). It showed The User Profile Service failed the logon. ...
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why won't service application write to disk while Windows 7 computer is locked?

I have an application running as a service which is supposed to periodically download data. However, based on what I have seen, it appears that it fails to save data to disk while the computer is ...
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Change exe file association for single user

it is relatively easy to set the file association for exe files in windows (a nice way to lock yourself out, btw). This is typically done in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, which is valid for all users. But is ...
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Mac OSX permissions

Please, before jumping to much appreciated answer, please read this, as my problem is not related to files and folders permissions (chmod and chown). I have a Mac, with 2 user, one is an admin, and ...
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Unable to connect to networked printer

I am trying to connect from another computer on the network but i keep error message saying the user account doesn't have enough privileges despite not having changed any settings/passwords and other ...