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Disable User Profiles (Windows 95/98/Me) Popular

This setting can be used to disable the use of user profiles.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, named "UserProfiles" and set it to equal "0" to disable user profiles.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|UserProfilesREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon]
Value Name: UserProfiles
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 21, 2002