Windows 10, Build 2004 - Critical Error after renaming c:\users\profile

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  1. JamSarJos

    JamSarJos Member

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    I'm seeing an issue, Affecting windows 10 build 2004 specifically.
    When you rename the c:\users\profile to have ".old", remove the registry string then login for the first time.
    Critical Error, when click on start along with task bar right click not popping up the menu (have to hold shift and right click).
    Other domain users are able to login 'without' issues.
    Any advise?
     
  2. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    don't rename the profile?
     
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    JamSarJos

    JamSarJos Member

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    lol - Are you trolling me :)

    Sometimes for some particular errors - New users profile on a PC is needed.
     
  4. wwwww

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    Don’t update to 2004
     
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  5. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    so remove the old one.
     
  6. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Yeah, that. Reboot to kill off all open processes, log in as someone else, delete all cached profiles.

    But in recent years, that shouldn't be needed. Was a common thing 10-20 years ago. Haven't seen it happen in a while.
     
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  7. EvilGenius

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    2004 is the culprit here. All the old bugs are new again. The new bugs are just cream on top.
     
  8. power

    power Member

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    proof that things weren't as good back in the old days.
     
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    Also, remove the profile from the System / User Profiles applet rather than just deleting/renaming the folder. The applet will also remove the registry entries for that user profile.
     
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  10. Primüs

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    I renamed my profile after it botched my underlying username as a mish-mash of my full name (annoying)

    this is on 2004

    to get it right, there were about 100 registry entries to go change

    there are more - and every now and then I have to go find and change a new one when a new program is looking in the wrong area after they pull a different environment variable for profile path - but I think i've got most of them now.

    Ultimately - the real answer is to just blow the account away and create it fresh.
     

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