Windows 10: Registry edit mistake. Am I screwed?

Discus and support Registry edit mistake. Am I screwed? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I wanted to change my username because I wanted a different username in the filepath, so I did it from the control panel, originally. However, my old... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/GagaGievous, Feb 23, 2021 at 5:02 PM.

  1. Registry edit mistake. Am I screwed?


    I wanted to change my username because I wanted a different username in the filepath, so I did it from the control panel, originally. However, my old username was still being shown in the filepath, and I read that I could change that with the Registry Editor. I did that in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Profile List. Once I changed the username to the new username I wanted, I restarted the computer, and now, instead of having a different username, I have an entirely new account. No, I did not make any back ups or saves. Is there any way I can get back my old account? In the file explorer, I can see my old account and all of the files associated with it, but I want to actually log into that account again. Is this possible?

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    /u/GagaGievous, Feb 23, 2021 at 5:02 PM
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  2. Registry editing

    Hello,

    This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:

    • You upgrade the Windows operating system.
    • You install or uninstall CD or DVD recording programs.
    • You uninstall Microsoft Digital Image.

    Given that, we suggest performing the methods in this article:
    Your CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows or other programs
    .
    The resolutions that are listed in that article may help solve some instances but not all instances of this problem.

    Important:This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow
    these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base
    article.


    Feel free to update us with the results.
     
    Michelle Vil, Feb 23, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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  3. Trying to disable the Insert key with a Registry edit

    Hi Bill,

    We appreciate the information that you provided. For us to narrow down your concern with
    disabling the Insert key with a Registry edit, have you tried creating a backup before editing the registry? If yes, we suggest that you restore it back; then, try it again with the correct entry. To do this, see this
    link, and follow the steps/instructions.

    We would appreciate it if you could get back to us and provide us your feedback.
     
    Michael Gall, Feb 23, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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  4. Registry edit mistake. Am I screwed?

    registry edit no longer controls adaptive contrast

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Did you back up the registry before making any changes to the Registry Editor because serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly?

    Try the below methods and see if this helps.

    Method 1: Disable Display Power Saving Technology.

    Right-click on an empty space on the desktop > Graphics Properties >
    Power > Power Feature > Click on the drop-down list and change to
    On Battery and uncheck the box beside to
    Display Power Saving Technology
    and see if this helps.

    Note: Restart your computer once for the changes to take effect and check for the issue.

    Method 2: Registry Edit.

    We know that you have changed the registry value, but try the below steps and change the value of FeatureTestControl to 9250 and leave it in base hexadecimal.

    NOTE: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added
    protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, please refer this link:

    How to Back Up the Registry
    .

    Step 1: Press the Windows key and the
    R
    key from your keyboard and type Regedit and hit
    Enter
    .

    Step 2: Navigate to the following key.

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ ControlSet001 \ Control \ Class \ {4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} \ 0001

    Step 3: Then, look for FeatureTestControl key >
    Right-click on the key > Then, change the data to 9250 without changing anything else and exit the registry.

    Note: Restart the computer once for the changes to take effect.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or No.
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Feb 23, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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