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How to remove user accounts from Windows 7 registry after being incorrectly removed

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Note: This usually needs to be done when the Windows 7 profile has been manually deleted and not properly removed – as Windows 7 uses a security identifier attached to the user account in the registry and this needs to be cleared as well_

Note: It is also recommend making a backup of the registry before this change – and you may need to restart the PC for the registry entry to be able to be removed.

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog window.
  2. Type in: regedit and press Enter or click Ok
  3. Press yes to accept UAC prompt.
  4. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList****
  5. This lists the SID (security identifier) that is linked to your account – scroll down the list and on the right hand side under CentralProfile and ProfileImagePath find the correct user profile you would like to remove.
  6. Once you have found the correct one – right click the SID key you would like to remove and select Delete.
  7. Exit out of the Registry Editor and restart the workstation – the user should now be able to login and generate a new profile folder and security identifier.

How to mount a VHD in Windows 7

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Mounting a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) in Windows 7 is extremely useful and this technique can be used to recover files from a Windows system image.

  1. Click Start
  2. Right click Computer
  3. Left click Manage
  4. Left click on Disk Management
  5. Left click on Action
  6. Left click on Attach VHD
  7. Navigate to location of the VHD file and click Ok

How to delete Autocomplete entries in Chrome

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Deleting the Auto Complete entries in Google Chrome is very useful – especially if you are like me and wasn't paying attention and misspelt a username that would have forever been popping up in the login field.

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Navigate to the login webpage of the autocomplete details you would like to remove.
  3. Start typing to bring up the name you want to remove
  4. Using the Arrow keys navigate to select the entry you would like to remove
  5. Press SHIFT+DELETE (if you are using OSX – you can press FN+SHIFT+DEL) keys at the same time to permanently remove these details from Google Chromes cache.

You have now stopped that autocomplete entry from forever reminding you of that misspell!

How to make iOS 7 easier to read

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  1. Open Settings
  2. Select General
  3. Select **Accessibility
  4. Swipe to Enable Bold Text
  5. Select and swipe the Larger
  6. Type option to adjust text size.
  7. Select and swipe the Increase
  8. Contrast option to make the text easier to read.