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I am using the windows 10 consumer preview (Hoping it is similar enough to windows 8.1 to solve this) and I disconnected my user account from my Microsoft account and renamed it. I then restarted my computer and now explorer.exe keeps crashing and restarting once every half a second. I was able to get a command prompt open and make a new user account with admin privileges, so I have that availible. What is happening?

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You damaged your windows. Renaming the account breaks everything. The proper way is to use Windows Easy Transfer to capture all user settings and application data, create a new account and restore the settings here again with Windows Easy Transfer.

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  • Okay, thanks. I just want to clarify: I didn't rename the folder, I renamed it using control panel. I'd think that wouldn't ruin it if it was there. – user3042719 Dec 9 '14 at 5:23
  • do you have a system restore point? – magicandre1981 Dec 9 '14 at 5:26
  • No. I do not. At the current moment I am just copying my files over manually. Thanks for the help though. – user3042719 Dec 9 '14 at 5:28

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