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Windows 7: saving account config

28 May 2010   #1

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saving account config


I have this problem: I bought a new PC with pre-configured Windows 7. There was already a user account with name "XYZ" (I call it this way for privacy reasons).

I configured my PC... and renamed the account to "Home". Now... many references are still to this old XYZ account. I know, I should have created a new account and deleted the old XYZ account, but I didn't.

Now I don't want to delete this account and create a new one because then I have to re-configure EVERYTHING on the computer, my settings, desktop, firefox settings etc..

Is there ANY way I could save my account settings, such as the desktop and program configs and import them to the new created account?

Please help.



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28 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You should be able to copy your old user profile to the newly created account. See this page for easy instuctions.

In Windows, what is a user profile, and how do I copy one user profile to another? - Knowledge Base

I once tried this and ran into the problem that the "Copy to' button is greyed out. For that, there is a workaround. See this page.

ubuntu administrator: Windows 7 "copy to" user profile button disabled
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