The user profile service service failed. The sign-in user profile cannot be loaded


Creating a new local profile on a Windows 10 PC. When the new user tried to login for the first time following error is displayed:


The issue was caused by a corrupted Default user profile (that is used as a template for new user profiles). To resolve this I had to copy the default user profile from another Windows 10 PC (C:\Users\Default).

QuickBooks multi-user access stopped working (error H202)


Users on QuickBooks 2014 can no longer open company files in multi-user mode. Following error is displayed then trying to enable multi-user: "H202 - You're trying to work with a company file located on another computer, and this copy of QuickBooks can't reach the server on that computer"

Can't re-install Sage Payroll - "Select Previous Installation" empty


Cannot install Sage Payroll 50 on a PC that previously had the same Sage application installed. During installation process user gets to a screen "Select Previous Installation":

The "Previous Installation" list, however, is emty and setup doesn't allow to proceed any further or skip this step...

Move Android Studio AVD folder to a new location

Default Android Virtual Device Manager (AVD) folder is located is in C:\Users\<user_name>\.android\avd. To move it to a new location perform following steps:

  • Close Android Studio
  • Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Environment Variables
  • Add a new User variable:
    • Variable Name: ANDROID_SDK_HOME
    • Variable Value: D:\Android_SDK_HOME
      Replace D:\Android_SDK_HOME with the path you want become your new AVD folder root.
      The path you enter cannot be root folder of your Android SDK (but can be a subfolder).


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