1. jarrett178's Avatar
    I tried that Windows 10 registry fix, and my laptop no longer recognizes my password. It keeps saying my password is incorrect. I got the update error on both of my laptops, but I tried the registry fix on an older laptop before I tried to fix it on my main laptop. My laptop starts fine and I get to the log in screen okay, but my password is no longer being recognized as correct.

    Did I destroy my laptop? I followed the directions exactly.
    08-10-2015 11:28 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    What Windows 10 Registry Fix are you referring to?
    08-10-2015 11:31 AM
  3. jarrett178's Avatar
    What Windows 10 Registry Fix are you referring to?
    What To Do?

    The good news is, despite Windows 10’s best efforts, some industrious users have found a temporary fix to get rid of this bad registry entry. So before KB3081424 tries to install again quickly follow these instructions:

    Type “regedit” in the Start menu
    In the window that opens navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
    Backup your registry key as what you’re about to do is risky (with ProfileList highlighted, click File and Export and choose a backup name)
    Then scan through the ProfileList IDs and delete any with ProfileImagePath found in it as it shouldn’t be there
    Close regedit, reboot and next time KB3081424 should install properly
    08-10-2015 11:39 AM
  4. iamtim's Avatar
    ...where did you get that little tidbit? I think that following those instructions hosed your machine; ProfileImagePath looks to point to the filesystem location of the user account's profile on the machine (for instance, C:\Users\iamtim), which seems to me something you would NOT want to delete. Otherwise, how is Windows going to find a given account's folder when you log in with that account?

    Of course, I could be wrong. That's why I'm asking for the source.
    08-10-2015 12:12 PM
  5. jarrett178's Avatar
    ...where did you get that little tidbit? I think that following those instructions hosed your machine; ProfileImagePath looks to point to the filesystem location of the user account's profile on the machine (for instance, C:\Users\iamtim), which seems to me something you would NOT want to delete. Otherwise, how is Windows going to find a given account's folder when you log in with that account?

    Of course, I could be wrong. That's why I'm asking for the source.
    here's the link. I have under 10 posts so you just have to delete the spaces

    google windows 10 crash loop. I can't post a link since I don't have 10 posts.
    08-10-2015 01:06 PM
  6. Gina Ravuth's Avatar
    I did this exact same thing and now I no longer have much on my laptop including the files I had before I did this. Please let me know if you find a solution!
    01-18-2016 09:09 PM
  7. Ray Adams's Avatar
    Try to run in Safe mode and create new local account for yourself.
    01-19-2016 05:37 PM

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