User being logged in to Windows 7 with a temporary profile

User gets a message saying: You are logged in with a temporary profile. You do not have access to your files and create files in this profile will be deleted when you log off. You can solve this by logging in and try your login later.

Before you proceed, make sure you have backed up the users local profile. In my case¬† the users profile couldn’t be created so there was no local profile.

1. Log on with a admin account. In th registry, go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\
2. Delete the subkey that is named sid.bak
3. Log off and log on with the user account.

Drop down menus in Firefox 4 disappear

Running Windows 7 64-bit and drop down menus in Firefox 4.0 disappear. Fix this by disable hardware acceleration in Firefix.

Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> Browsing:
Disable “Use hardware acceleration when available”

Allowing PowerShell executing scripts

By default PowerShell is restricted to not allow script execution. To allow script execution do the following

Open PowerShell in elevated mode (run as administrator) and run the following command:
Set-ExecutionPolicy unrestricted

To verifiy how if script execution is allowed or not run the following command in PoweShell:
Get-ExecutionPolicy

Windows 7

Since a few weeks back I’ve been running Windows 7 (build 7000) 64-bit on my laptop, a HP Compaq nw8440.¬† Everything is working great and I’m very pleased with Win 7! My feeling is that 7 is much faster and more stable than Vista.

The following applications are runnig smoothly on Windows 7 build 7000 64-bit:
Adobe Reader 9.1
Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22.87 ActiveX (Internet Explorer)
Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22.87 Plugin (Mozilla Firefox)
Apple iTunes 64-bit 8.2.0.23
Citrix XenCenter 5.0.0 build 13192
CutePDF Writer 2.7
FileZilla 3.2.4.1
HP Data Protector User Interface 6.0 (DPWIN_00386 & DPWIN_00402)
Java 6 Update 13
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 SP1 12.0.6215.1000
Microsoft Windows Live Messanger 2009 build 14.0.8064.206
Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 64-bit 10.2.1.1000
VLC media player 0.9.9
Win RAR 64-bit 3.90 Beta 1