Windows 8 Temporary Profile Issue

When I booted Windows today, I was presented with a message that says that I’ve been given a temporary profile.

Most of the instructions I found revolved around running sfc /scannow, but when I tried that I was told that the system was already locked by another process.

I checked when Windows Update last ran, and it looks like there was an update last night, which seems like it might be something to do with it. A bit more googling took me to this page which I’m going to summarise here for myself in future / in case that page disappears.

  • Run regedit as administrator
  • Find the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  • Look at the keys in this path. Two of them (they’re quite long names) will be named the same, but one will have a .bak suffix.
  • Rename the one without the suffix to have .new at the end
  • Remove the .bak suffix from the other one
  • Reboot your machine. It should start applying a Windows Update
  • Log in, everything should be fixed

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iPad TV shows not being grouped correctly

Since updating to iOS 8.2, I noticed that any TV shows I had on my iPad weren’t being grouped correctly. They were all grouped together under one untitled TV show and then were separated out by season.

It took a bit of searching, but here’s the solution:

  • Open iTunes
  • Select all TV shows, right click and go to “Get info”
  • Select the “Sorting” tab
  • The “Director” field is empty. Put an underscore in there and press OK
  • Sync your iPad again

I’m not entirely sure why this works, but it solved the issue for me

(via Apple Discussions)

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The machine with the name ‘ubuntu/trusty64′ was not found configured

When using an image from the Hashicorp box index, it provides the following instructions to use an image:

$ vagrant up ubuntu/trusty64 --provider virtualbox

However, that gave me the following error:

The machine with the name 'ubuntu/trusty64' was not found configured for this Vagrant environment.

Instead, I used the following commands:

# Import the box locally
$ vagrant box add ubuntu/trusty64
# Remove old Vagrant file if there is one
$ rm Vagrantfile
# Create a new one with the image we need
$ vagrant init ubuntu/trusty64
# Boot the box
$ vagrant up

The box imported and spun up fine

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