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

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.

Aspire One Keyboard Removal

Things you will need.

  • Small Razor Blade
  • Small Flat-Head Screwdriver
  1. Unplug the Aspire One battery (to avoid any chances of the laptop turning on while you are working on it).
  2. On the right hand side of the Keyboard you should see several notches, get your Razor Blade and gently pry the keyboard up over the notches.
  3. Once lifted push the little notch in the top middle of the keyboard in and slide the keyboard out.


Note: It is normal for the Laptop keyboard cable to be “bent” to fix in the slot.

Google Apps – Share documents outside domain

  1. Login to your Google Apps admin
  2. Click on Manage This Domain
  3. Click Service Settings
  4. Click Documents (or Drive if you have Google Drive enabled on the domain)
  5. Check “Users can publish document to the public internet”
  6. Click Save


Note: If you are having issues with this not working, make sure that the when the document, ie a Powerpoint document is set to be shared with the public when adding it to your site article.

Note: It has also been reported by various sources that this was a bug and if you were running the free version you could activate a trial to the enterprise/paid version of Google Apps, check the box as above and then remove the trial. If you have the paid version, contact Google Support if you are having issues.

How to run Diablo 2 in Windows 7



First things first, make sure you have Diablo 2 installed.


  1. Right click the Diablo 2 icon
  2. Left click Properties
  3. Click Compatibility
  4. Check the checkbox “Run this program in compatibility for” and select: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  5. Check run in 256 colors
  6. Check Disable Desktop Composition
  7. Check Run this Program as Administrator (this will by-pass any User Account Control issues)
  8. Click Ok
  9. Now open Diablo(it should now run)


Note: It has also been reported that setting up and adding your Diablo 2 keys to will allow you to download a client from Blizzard that will run fine.