Windows is a series of operating system developed and sold by Microsoft for computers, laptops and tablets used by the people for performing their daily routine work through it. The operating system has a graphical interface enabling to visualize the programs and do the work needed to be done. Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are the latest versions of the operating system developed by the users for giving the people an experience while working which they will never forget. Microsoft ensures that their products have the credentials expected by the customers of the company for them.

There is a problem encountered by many people is that they experience that the Windows doesn’t read their user profile settings during booting and loads a new temporary user profile made by it. The temporary user profile makes you to avoid the files present in the original profile and new files made in this profile will be executed after logging off. The files and working done by you is safe in the system, so be calm and avoid the tension of losing them. You can solve the error/problem with the guide given below when encountered by you using Windows 7, 8 and Windows 8.1.

Windows 7 error

Steps for Fixing Temporary Profile Issue in Windows 7, 8 and Windows 8.1:

The error/problem can be fixed from the troubleshooting and command prompt method making it to avoiding it from popping up again.

Method 1: Error in Windows 7

Open your system and log on into the computer. Then in the start menu type regedit on search bar and hit enter. Navigate to the path ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList’. You will find the keys in similarity under the profile list having .bak in difference.

Windows 7 Registry Editor

The original profile is marked with .bak, by renaming it with new profile key (the one not having the .bak) and excluding the .bak from the correct profile key. After doing this close the Registry Editor and restart the system for making the issue to get fixed.

Method 2: Error in Windows 8 and 8.1

You can remove the error from your system through command prompt by removing the corrupted files present in the machine. Search for cmd in the search box, right-click it for selecting ‘Run as Administrator’. After this write sfc or scannow and hit enter for starting the process.



Get a Windows installation DVD in the process; it is needed for replacing the corrupted files through the installation medium. Restart your desktop after the repairing and replacing process of corrupted files is done.

The above methods are differentiated on the basis of Windows version used by you and acknowledge the version before implying it on your system. The guide will make the error to rip off and making the system to run properly.

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