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  1.    25 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Windows 10 Home Anniversary 64bit

    Cannot sign in as Administrator anymore ... help please?


    I have a big problem? I was getting this looping when I tried to update Windows home 10 so I looked at the help and one of the options was as follows


    • Type: regedit in Start > Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList;
    • Backup your registry key in case of any unexpected error (with ProfileList highlighted, click File and Export and choose a backup name);
    • Scan through the ProfileList IDs and delete any with ProfileImagePath found in it as it shouldn’t be there;
    • Close regedit, reboot and the Windows 10 reboot loop error will be removed.

    I exported the file as a backup and not thinking left it in My Docs on the C Drive. I booted and now cannot sign in as administrator so therefore can not access the backup file to import them back.

    I would like to be able to sign back as administrator so I can access my stuff. Can anybody help please?
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  2.    25 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,971
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Try system restore if you have restore points (preferred, if it functions).
    or
    You may be able to restore the backup copy of your registry (see attached).

    Note: we strongly recommend the routine use of disk imaging e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + boot medium + external storage for disk images.

    Using this means you can often recover from disaster relatively quickly without technical help.
    - even if your disk fails (new disk) or your PC is unbootable due to corruption on disk.
    Cannot sign in as Administrator anymore ... help please? Attached Files
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  3.    25 Jun 2017 #3
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    The prob is I have to sign in with a temp account so I hane no restore points. I do have a bootable Windows 10 iso that I created a while ago so could I use that to recover or will it just want to install again which is ok if I have to as most of my stuff is backed up but would prefer not to have to go down that road.
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  4.    25 Jun 2017 #4
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    Then please use the registry backup restore approach as per my previous post.

    Remember you can start system restore having booted your PC from a Win 10 boot disk (click Repair your computer etc), but I can't tell you if that will let you access restore points- it probably won't.
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  5.    25 Jun 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Then please use the registry backup restore approach as per my previous post.
    Thank you just not sure how to do that
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  6.    25 Jun 2017 #6
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    Have you looked at the attachment in that post?
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  7.    25 Jun 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Have you looked at the attachment in that post?
    Yes thank you sorry just find it a bit confusing. Will give it a go.
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  8.    25 Jun 2017 #8
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    Feel free to research that and find other descriptions if that might help...
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  9.    25 Jun 2017 #9
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    Assuming your system drive is d:, run the following command to restore Windows registry:

    I am not sure what they mean by run?
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  10.    25 Jun 2017 #10
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    This command is shown in the picture below with a red underline to highlight it for you.

    copy d:\windows\system32\config\RegBack\* d:\windows\system32\config

    It is in a black command prompt box.

    So at the end of the line you press the RETURN or ENTER key.
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