Originally Posted by jcgriff2
However, I just wanted to note that the only problem with it is that you must be able to answer the UAC prompt - with the admin password - the one item that many do not now have because their account is the only admin account.
I always set up two admin accounts - keeping one dormant just in case this happens. The other option here is the Vista "hidden" admin account - assuming that it is not activated - and has no password. If so, there is only one other very unconventional method possibly available - is through a back door, if found.
I know this is an old thread, I was just wondering if you, or someone, can explain the above in a little more detail? For example, why is it a problem that you have to be able to answer the UAC? Do you mean, if someone was planning on shutting it off, they can't with a created Admin account?
Also, what is the difference between what this person did and you setting up 2 admin accounts?
And finally, what is this "hidden" admin account? and "very unconventional method"?
I had tried the registry changes mentioned above and it still is only logging me into the temp profile. I checked the registry and the changes I made are still there, both lines mentioned above have a value of 0 now, which they didn't before, like the OP, the 2nd one had a value of 8000, originally, this time the 0 stuck, but it's still not loading the profile.
I'm going to try rebooting and if that doesn't fix it, I already created a 2nd admin profile, so I will follow the steps above to copy all the files to the 2nd admin profile and then either delete the first, or keep it and see what happens.
I 'restored to factory condition', that Dell utility, because my laptop wouldn't start at all the other day, I tried many other options, but it was an emergency, i needed a working machine immediately, so I ended up having to resort to that. it's worked fine for a few days, but then yesterday, I had to restart a few times, in order for my profile to load, finally it did. I didn't want to have to go through all those restarts again, so I'm trying to fix it now. I wonder if the restoring to factory condition could've caused this. I wouldn't think so, but I don't know exactly what it goes through. Next thing to research once I get this working.
Thanks so much!