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Windows 7 “Guest mode” implementation?

Windows 7 beta had a feature called "Guest Mode", based on SteadyState or PC Safeguard that was available for Win XP and Vista. SteadyState was perfect! But for some reason discontinued support for ...
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Use Local Profile for Domain Profile on Windows 7

So I often spend lots of time away from my work network, and today I'm at the office, and I've logged on to the network just fine. However, I've heard that in Windows 7, I can associate a local ...
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Should I copy ntuser.dat when I move a user profile?

When I copy a user profile from one hard drive to another one (I'm replacing the HDD), do I need to copy ntuser.dat and ntuser.ini ? I'm asking because I wonder if it doesn't contain the user's ...
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How to change the permissions on a CD-R in Windows XP

I have an old Windows XP box with an unprivileged user who nonetheless needs to create backups to a CD-R. It appears that this is not allowed under the default privileges. Is there a way to enable ...
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Maintain user proiles when using sysprep

We've created a customized Windows 8.1 Pro installation (including all the programs, settings, and additional user accounts we need). We'd like to deplay this image onto about 90 of our computers, so ...
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Moving to ActiveDirectory from indidivual profiles and keeping all settings

Currently we have about 25-30 systems and I am considering going to Active Directory for easier management and pushing of updates. However, playing around with Windows I have learned that it can and ...
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How can I create a Windows 7 user profile without the user logging in?

I've created a new user in Windows 7. I now want to FTP into the PC as that user but it fails because the user profile does not yet exist under c:\users\ If I log in as that user first, it creates ...
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How to increase the number of items in the “recent” folder in Windows 7?

Windows 7 keeps a list of recently used files in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent. Based on my observation, it keeps 10 items for each file extension. So when you So ...
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How to store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\ in XP

I know it is an outdated topic, but still I need a help on this. In XP, how do I store users under E:\Documents and Settings instead of C:\? I have been trying many methods, but nothing works. The ...
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How do I change the User Profile location in Windows 10?

The default location for User Profiles are C:\Users. I would like to move this location to another drive (i.e. D:\Users). I've already been able to customize the library locations, however there are ...
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using junctions and moving the Recycle Bin to the right partition

I have got two partitions on a PC running Windows XP: C: system partition D: data partition Usually every user has got his user profile on C:\Documents and Settings\<user> But I have moved ...
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Profile not loaded correctly (Cannot access registry)

Every so often, I log on and get the Following Message: User profile was not loaded correctly. You have been logged on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you ...
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Icon on user account desktop before the user has logged in.

Currently working on a Windows 7 deployment project and I have a requirement to place an RDP icon on a specific users desktop, lets call this user 'Guest'. The image itself will be completely vanilla ...
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Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador ...
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How to backup a user profile and restore it in Windows 7?

I want to install a fresh copy of Windows 7, and remove the old one. How can I backup and restore my user accounts to the new installation to be as the old ones??
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How to transfer files between mac users folder

I would like be able to copy files from one user profile to another. For example download photos to : /Users/user1/Desktop and then move than into /Users/user2/Pictures. Default Mac OS X setting do ...
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Alternate Directory name in C:\Users

I use SecureCRT on 2 computers. I have the configuration stored in a Dropbox folder. However this causes some problems because my username isn't the same on both machines. Is there a way, without ...
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permanently move the c:\Users folder to another partition in windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I have a small fast install of windows 7 on an SSD drive. I would like to move the c:\Users folder to ...
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Possible to make user-specific setting changes when creating a new Windows user profile?

I'm configuring a Remote Desktop server, and each user account needs to have a predetermined but unique value set in a text (INI) file in %APPDATA% for a piece of software configuration. I've created ...
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Windows XP having problems with Unicode symbols in user profile names

One person sent me a PC for some maintenance (physical and software cleaning etc.). I noticed one issue. It has Windows XP Pro with SP2 His name is Jānis (this Latvian name is the same as John in ...
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Are junctions affected if the drive is formatted?

I was trying to relocate my user profiles, so that they are not affected by any problems occuring in the drive on which the operating system is stored. I've managed to move user profiles using ...
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Moving a user profile to a different drive letter in Windows XP

Can someone please give me the right procedure to move a USERPROFILE from C drive to D drive in Windows XP? I found two questions on this forum and in one question the link is dead: How do you move ...
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How to delete user folders for old user in C:\Documents and Settings in Windows 2003

I have got an old laptop from a previous employee of my company. Because all the software I need is preconfigured on the laptop I am using the laptop as-is without un-installing or re-installing any ...
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How to copy user's profile from one terminal desktop to another?

we are using two terminal desktop servers of same versions at work. there is server A and B. Users tend to have only one fully customized user profile only at A or B. We want them to connect to load ...
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Google Chrome shows error messagebox every time it starts

I removed Google Chrome 10.x dev version, and installed 8.x stable version again. After installing 8.x, chrome always shows this message box, every time it starts. Your profile can not be used ...
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I'm trying to conserve SSD space & want to move User Accounts to HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I have a newly installed Windows 7 install on an SSD, and have about 17GB free before adding any users or ...
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Windows Vista: Copying from an Admin profile to a standard user

I'm wondering if you could copy all the settings of an Admin-enabled profile to a standard user account? If not, is there an application that can help you achieve this? I didn't know I've been ...
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Why would one user not have permission to run explorer.exe until after a different user had?

User profiles on a win7 box I have the displeasure of administrating all got corrupted (windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and ...
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How to keep/back up my entire Firefox profile, including the saved passwords

I am using Ubuntu, and I need to reinstall it. I have tons of sites for which Firefox manages my access credentials. How do I back it up and reattach it to the Firefox installation I'll have after I ...
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What information is stored in NTUSER.dat on Windows XP?

What information is stored in the registry hive NTUSER.dat? Please try to be specific and avoid answers like "user settings."
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How to fix corrupted Administrator account or create new admin account in Vista

I have a Windows Vista system whose profile seems to have been corrupted. Many solutions indicate that you create another admin account, log in as that account, and delete the offending profile ...
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Install printer across profiles on Windows XP?

I am using gprint as a shell call to print pdf files. I have to install the network printer first, but the program runs under a different account. Is there anyway to install a network printer under ...
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Migrating user files, docs, etc. between XP machines

In 'moving' from one machine to another, I have backed up desktop, my documents, and .pst files. Am I missing anything significant, considering the user only really used Office and the browser?
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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...
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How to add a pre-made profile to gnome terminal

So I just re-installed Ubuntu, but before I did, I grabbed my old gnome-terminal profile. Now I want to put that profile wherever it is that gnome keeps the profiles, so I can select it through the ...
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Create a new user's profile from the command line

I am creating an installation script that should create a few users, and set some registry settings for them. In order to use reg.exe to modify their registry, I need to have the location of their ...
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Can/should one share the same user directory for different domain accounts

For work I frequently need to log into two different accounts on different domains, one at a time. I have different user names in each. It would be convenient to share the same local user ...
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How do I find the Hex Values that I need to use for the thread below?

In this thread How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7? it talks about how you can hide drive letters for specific users. I am trying to follow Nathan Hinkle's answer but I am at a wall per-...
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How to speed up preparing desktop of a new user in windows 7

We have a conference room computer that is used my many different people. As such every time someone new logs in it takes as much as 10 minutes from login to responsive desktop. Once the user logs ...
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Is it possible to transfer / associate local administrator account to / with a new Microsoft account?

Since 2004 I'm using same local Administrator profile. So far, I kept the account and its settings using wizards for every new upgrade. Respectively, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 without ...
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If you associate a Microsoft Account with a Local Account in Windows 8, will it maintain the original Local USERPROFILE path name?

If you choose to use a Local Account, you get a nice "clean" USERPROFILE path of: C:\Users\username If you then associate a Microsoft Account to that Local Account, will it maintain the original ...
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Windows 7 Domain users temporary profiles on netbooks

I have a bunch of users on a Windows 2008 Active Directory domain who are getting temporary profiles when logging on through netbook computers. When they log in to a desktop computer their profiles ...
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What's the point of the \Users\Default profile?

I'm a linux user and don't really know all that much about Windows stuff. I'm changing the default \Users directory and I see that there's a Default user profile at \User\Default that's a hidden link ...
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Setting up a new computer with an SSD

I am building a new computer (already purchased the parts, just waiting on them to arrive), and I am planning to use a SSD as the boot drive. My dad suggested moving the Program Files (and Program ...
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Is there a way to change windows local account profile to a domain account profile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migrate desktop user to domain user I have a user who has been using her local windows xp user profile. Now with Active Directory implementation, I want to have the same ...
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How do I set the same profile to every user on a domain?

I need to set the user variables and settings for every user in a domain when configuring the workstation for a client. The setting preferences are: Advanced performance options - Visual effects ...
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How do I copy a user profile when changing domains?

I am going to be joining my computer to a different domain than the one it is on right now. How can I copy my current user profile and preferences to the new user profile that will be created when I ...
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explorer.exe, windows 10 slow login with one user

I have 3 users on my computer using Windows 10. One of them recently became slow to login (6 seconds instead of 2). I looked in event viewer and both users have the same history when loging in. It ...
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User Profile Service (Error 1501) Cannot create temporary directory

I believe the problem stems from this issue in my event viewer: Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service Date: 5/30/2015 3:19:04 PM Event ID: ...
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Local Profile To Domain Roaming Profile Desktop background black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...