Windows 10: Temporary Profile Login

Discus and support Temporary Profile Login in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My computer is in a complete mess after updates a while back. I only get a Temporary Login Profile. Messages keep asking me to update but nothing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by weddingalbum, May 18, 2020.

  1. Temporary Profile Login

    My computer is in a complete mess after updates a while back. I only get a Temporary Login Profile. Messages keep asking me to update but nothing completes.

    weddingalbum, May 18, 2020

  2. Windows 10 temporary profile error?


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the issue description you are facing issue in editing some settings from a temporary profile. You need to login to your original (Administrator) profile to change those settings.

    I would suggest you to change the account type to administrator, if it is not and see if it helps. Try the steps provided below to change the account type.

    • Login with the temporary profile.
    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Select Control Panel from the list.
    • Select Large icons from the view by drop down menu.
    • Click on User Accounts.
    • Click on Change Account type.
    • Select Administrator radio button and click OK.

    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.

    Ramesh.Kumar, May 18, 2020
  3. dgootee Win User
    Try to login into my profile but am redirected to temporary profile.

    In simple terms and step by step how to have my profile not be redirected to a temporary profile. Answers I have seen are too technical. Cannot figure out where to start on my computer to create a new user account as posts suggest. This started the
    day I updated to Windows 10.
    dgootee, May 18, 2020
  4. Temporary Profile Login

    Temporary Profile on Logon

    Hi Elaine,

    Being signed in with a temporary profile may occur if the user account is not loaded correctly or has been removed from the system. For us to properly assist you in rectifying this unusual behavior, supply more information by answering these questions:

    • Is your PC connected to a domain?
    • Were you able to load the same profile on your computer before using the new hard drive?
    • What exactly is being logged in as "temporary profile"? Is it another user account on your computer?
    • Aside from using the new hard drive, have you made any recent changes to your device prior to this happening?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Your reply is greatly appreciated.
    Dhavelyn Mer, May 18, 2020

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