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Deleting old profile (windows 7)
Posted by Paul O'Brien on 02/03/16 16:38
  • Log in as a different user with Admin rights
  • ​Press on Start > Run >Regedit
  • Navigate to the following registry key :“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  • Under ProfileList navigate to binary key’s like this: S-1-5-21-3656904587-1668747452-4095529-500
  • On the right side under ProfileImagePath you'll see the profile path.
  • Chose the one with the desired user and delete the long registry key like: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList”
  • Change profile name from 'username' to 'username backup' in c:\users
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