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Windows 7: User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

28 Dec 2011   #170
SHPWin7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's a plan then. I'll report back after the new year and let you know how it goes.


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30 Dec 2011   #171
R5Ryder

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had already just installed Windows 7 before seeing this tutorial, so I attempted the post-install procedure starting on post 22, but sysprep kept encountering fatal errors during cleaning, so since it wasn't a big deal, I just followed the PDF and did a clean install. Worked perfectly. I now have Users and Program Data on my G drive. Thanks a lot!
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30 Dec 2011   #172
Kari

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Hi R5Ryder, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Sorry to hear it did not working for existing installation. I am quite sure it is one of Windows services that sometimes prevents it, although I have not yet identified which one.

Glad to hear it worked for your clean install, anyway. Thanks for taking the time to tell.

Kari
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04 Jan 2012   #173
ferrari353

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

When I try to do the sysprep thing in command prompt, at first it shows the "processing cleanup phase Sysprep plugins..." but then it says "A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine." What do I do?
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04 Jan 2012   #174
Kari

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Hi Ferrari, welcome to the Seven forums.

Did you read the bottom of the last page of the tutorial:
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EDIT: Based on my own experience, sysprep does not always like Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service (WMPNetworkSvc). Reason is unknown to me.

If you get an error message when trying to run the XML script, end the service and try again.

Type this to Command Prompt to stop the mentioned service and press Enter: net stop WMPNetworkSvc

Now run the script with sysprep command once again.
Kari
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04 Jan 2012   #175
handsinmypocket

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello,
My Asus laptop have a hidden partition with Windows Home Premium x64 : During the very first boot, sysprep was run to select the desired language and complete the installation. I have no Windows DVD to run sysprep again. Is there a way to accomodate your tutorial to my situation ? I want to move my existsing users folder to another drive.
TIA.
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04 Jan 2012   #176
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hello HandsNOTinmypocket , welcome tothe Seven Forums.

The easiest for you would be to forget this method and use this instead.

Using method described in this tutorial you have three options:
  1. Find out a drive letter for that hidden partition and use it instead of DVD
  2. Download Seven Home Premium in your language, burn it to DVD and use it
  3. Borrow a Seven Home Premium DVD from a friend
Last two options, please pay attention to what bit version you have, 32 or 64, and use respective version.

Kari

Kari
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04 Jan 2012   #177
ferrari353

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

Thank for you the quick reply! It worked. Also, I wasn't following this guide when I started, I was following something similar by Brian wilder, but he recommended your guide as it was more concise and easier to understand. Anyway, his guide didn't say anything about not creating a homegroup for the WiFi network, and I'm pretty sure I set one up...So is that a major problem and is there a way to undo it without starting over with the whole process?
Edit: I went ahead with booting into oobe and it rebooted and then said that it couldn't read the answer file, and then it said it could not complete the installation and if I want to install Windows in this computer, I need to restart the installation. What do I do????
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05 Jan 2012   #178
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Error message about install not able to read answer file can mean one of two things: The answer file is not found (wrong address or typo in the path), or it contains errors.

Check the answer file for typos, check that you give the path for answerfile correctly.

Kari
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05 Jan 2012   #179
ferrari353

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

Well how do I get back into audit mode? When I press okay for the error, it just reboots into the same error.
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