Delete User Profile without rebuilding the PC

If you need to re-provision a PC and for some reason cant/wont rebuild the machine you can always do this:

Login to PC under an admin account…

  1. Open regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\
  2. Pick the profile you don’t want anymore and delete it.
  3. Then go to C:\Users and shift+delete their folder.

I’ve had a few cases where I’ve needed to reboot the machine in between those two steps.  Otherwise, when you’re finished deleting the keys and folders you can logoff the admin account.

 

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