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  1.    16 Dec 2017 #1

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    I took the plunge and upgraded my computer with 6 gigs RAM and a dual core 3.0 athlon x64 cpu so I could install Win 10. Was running Win 7. Downloaded the ISO to a flash drive. Installed Win 10 ver.1703. Updated my drivers. All seemed to go well. I used it all day. Rebooted several times with no problems. The next day when I booted up it goes to a temporary account. Can't access anything. Restarting like it says to do doesn't help. Got online with my old trusty XP laptop to find an answer. There were quite a few but none work. The only solution is to reinstall the OS. Then it happens again and again and again etc. I tried making a backup of my OS with Macrium Reflect after I get the OS installed and running good. Then when I get the temp account, I use my backup image to restore the OS, but it still boots to the temp account. Tried altering the registry using command prompt (admin) to change users and a few other solutions but no go. I give up. I've been trying to find an answer for the past two months. I have to reinstall the OS every time I want to use the computer with win 10. Why does the computer with a new OS installed boot to a temporary account AFTER a shutdown? Rebooting with the new OS is not a problem, it's after a complete shutdown that the problem exists. Thanks guys for any help.
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       16 Dec 2017 #2

    Turn off Fast Startup in the power options, it uses a hybrid form of hibernation that affects cold boots but has no effects on restarts.
    Look in accounts, do you have a Microsoft account that needs to be verified?
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  3.    16 Dec 2017 #3

    This is a frequent problem that occurs when the user profile is corrupted, hence the temporary profile which will not save changes, so do not use. Here's a tutorial on how to fix - Fix You've been signed in with a temporary profile in Windows 10
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  4.    16 Dec 2017 #4

    I've seen that tutorial and have done that but it won't work. But how does the user account get corrupted after a fresh install of the OS. Shutting down with NOTHING installed. The starting back up again? I can see that software or driver updates might cause the problem but I don't install anything. I just shutdown and restart and there it is the temp account. I will try turning off Fast Startup. I'll get back to ya. Thanks for your thoughts on my problem.
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  5.    17 Dec 2017 #5

    dmholt57 said: View Post
    Turn off Fast Startup in the power options, it uses a hybrid form of hibernation that affects cold boots but has no effects on restarts.
    Look in accounts, do you have a Microsoft account that needs to be verified?
    That was it!! Turned off fast startup and now win 10 doesn't boot to the temp profile account. I should have known that. Thank you so much for your solution.
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       17 Dec 2017 #6

    You are welcome, hopefully M$ gets some of this straightened out soon...
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