Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

Create a duplicate user profile with a different name

To create a duplicate of an user profile with a different user name, try this:

  • Create a new user account
  • Logon to that account to initialize the newly created profile
  • Log off from the newly created profile
  • Login as built-in Administrator
  • Open Control Panel System applet
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • Click Settings under User Profiles
  • Select a profile to copy from and choose Copy To
  • Browse to the profile to copy to (C:\Documents and Settings\username)
A new profile is now created which is the duplicate of your user profile.

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cant logon. Message says "the user profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"


The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.original title: The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. This one gave me a lot of serch results, but I didn't found exactly like mines. This is other one when you CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT and just then get this error.
So the problem occured just when I created ne standart user and created a password for my administratos...
The thing is that I know the problem and read a lot about it, but this is other thing. I get this error only for new standart user.
Firstly looked at registry and found that there are only Administrator log
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\S-1-5-21-2627113277-2473919770-2634252841-1000
and without .bat so everything is ok. But I thought that there should be another one from standart account that I created. And there are no new folder in users folder. So the problem is that I created the account but no reg files was created and no new folders created... Where is the problem and how to fix this? Oh and the same problem is with the Guest account, but guest folder exist, but registry not exists..

Sep 14, 2013 | iPhone Apps

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Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficient security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.


Try to create a new user account

1) Click on Start
2) Click on Control Panel
3) Click on Classic View on the left hand side.
4) Click on User Accounts
5) Click on Manager Other Accounts
6) Click on Create a New User Account
7) Type in the name of the new Account and select the user as administrator
8) Then click on Create Account.

The Account would be created successfully.

Log Off from your user account and login from the new user account that you have created.

To get all the settings from your old user account to the new account copy all the items from c:\users\old user account name to c:\users\new user account name.

Mar 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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L350-170 Logon Failure


Sounds like profile corruption or virus problem. Try restarting the machine and tapping f8 until menu appears. Go into safe mode then logon as administrator. If you can get into windows, go to control panel then user accounts. Create new user account then restart machine. Log on using new user account and copy all personal files/folders to new user account.

Apr 08, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S2652 Notebook

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