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Windows 7: Move all user data from one user to another?

26 Jul 2011   #1
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Move all user data from one user to another?

I have had my clean install of windows for about a fortnight now. I just recently found that the account I actually want to use though is the hidden "ultimate administrator"kind of user. Is there a quick easy way to migrate my settings and user data from the normal administrator user "tom" to the super administrator user?


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26 Jul 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomha View Post
I have had my clean install of windows for about a fortnight now. I just recently found that the account I actually want to use though is the hidden "ultimate administrator"kind of user. Is there a quick easy way to migrate my settings and user data from the normal administrator user "tom" to the super administrator user?
the "hidden" SU has virtually the same rights as a member of the admin group so why would you want to? Is there something special you need/want to do?
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26 Jul 2011   #3
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Well for example, before i reinstalled windows I could save anywhere I wanted on my computer, now it doesnt let me save in places like program files, and im pretty sure the SU can.
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26 Jul 2011   #4
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Don't do this, its a security risk to use the hidden Administrator account daily.
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26 Jul 2011   #5
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

How so? I know what I do to my OS, and im the only one who uses the computer which never leaves my room. If I screw it up through fault of my own I just use a fresh install. I would rather put up with a screwed up OS and fresh install for a few days than an almost daily issue of my computer stopping me doing things causing me to spend double or triple the time to get something done.
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27 Jul 2011   #6
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Why don't we try to fix the problem? What are you using to install Windows 7? An OEM copy or retail version?
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27 Jul 2011   #7
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM
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27 Jul 2011   #8
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

OEM... Can you get a retail copy from a friend or something?

Slasher
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27 Jul 2011   #9
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Nope, they all tend to use internet cracks or mac :P
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27 Jul 2011   #10
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Get a legal iso of a Genuine Untouched Windows 7 from the internet, I'm not gonna tell you how to do so.

Slasher
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