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Windows 7: Moving user data

11 Oct 2016   #1
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Moving user data

I'm not sure what exactly I need so I will explain my scenario:

I have a 3 PCs that only has one account (Admin). I want to create a user account (standard). When the standard account logs in I want them to have everything that was available in the Admin account available to them (all data, browser configurations, etc..).

Basically I want to make it where the user logs in and they see no difference other than they no longer have Admin rights.

I hope this makes since to someone. Ask any questions you may have. Just not sure how to accomplish this.

I have Windows 7 on one PC, 8.1 on another, and 10 on another.


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12 Oct 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello copiman mate I could be terribly wrong but I think you can only have one admin account on any machine .
But post the query in this tutorial User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings because the authour will know in a heartbeat
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12 Oct 2016   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

There are ways to achieve what you are looking for although this is not a simple task, and is normally used in enterprise situations where images of the user set-ups are created using specialist tools

In small companies and large home type scenarios It's normal to have the standard user "build-up" their settings as they go, although it is possible to set up a Default User which would contain all the basic settings and applications Etc for each standard user as they are created I've included a couple of links that may help you get under way

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/973289

Here's how to create a Default Profile without using SysPrep

Have a look and come back here with any further questions and I or one of the others will try to help
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12 Oct 2016   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I understand what you want to do. For best and easiest sharing results -- your data folders and files cannot be in users [acct] appdata or in ProgramData sections. In your Data partition, or, in your main DATA folder on the one hard-drive, create a few directories that suit you, have your programs, admin and std alike, create/copy/move data, pics, etc. into that Data partition or your designated DATA folder on the one hard-drive. I've been doing what you want to do since 1986. If you need any other help, I and others are glad to help!

Barman and I posted at the same time! While he is absolutely correct concerning permissions and whatalls, my idea above will work if the data is not stored in the users [acct] appdata directories or Windows Libraries default.
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12 Oct 2016   #5
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks. Will do.
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12 Oct 2016   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Barman and Roland wasn't sure with this one
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12 Oct 2016   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

John, Just to clarify the Administrator situation, You can have multiple Administrators ( the normal type which ask for confirmation to perform tasks using the dual Token system).

You can only ever have one Full administrator the one that is hidden by default and is not subject to any UAC restrictions.

You can make the normal type administrators into something like the Full administrator by fully disabling UAC but this is not recommended at all as it is extremely dangerous for any system designed as windows is with the security systems set to assume settings are in place
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12 Oct 2016   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
You can only ever have one Full administrator the one that is hidden by default and is not subject to any UAC restrictions.
Thanks Nigel I was sortof thinking along those lines in my reply - will keep that in mind
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