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

05 Jan 2012   #180
Kari

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You can try a repair install. Worst case scenario is you need to reinstall Windows.

Kari


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05 Jan 2012   #181
ferrari353

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

How can I do a repair if I can't boot into Windows or the Windows installation disc?
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05 Jan 2012   #182
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Boot your PC with a Windows 7 install DVD and follow then instructions on the repair install tutorial.

If this is not possible due for instance missing install DVD, restore your system using the backup or system image you created before starting this procedure. If you have not backed up, I recommend new clean installation.

Kari
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05 Jan 2012   #183
ferrari353

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

I'm pretty sure I had the disc in when I booted from the disc and it just started the error again
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05 Jan 2012   #184
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

To boot from Windows DVD, your BIOS bootorder needs to be set to boot from optical drive first. This gives you a message Press a key to boot from DVD, giving you about 5 seconds time to press a key. If a key is not pressed, system bootsd from HD.

Kari
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05 Jan 2012   #185
ferrari353

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

Alright so I got it all done! thank you so much for your help. I think the problem the first time was that I didn't change the drive letter that programdata and users go on (my secondary drive isn't D:. So that might be worth mentioning in the guide.

Also, when I install programs, do I put them on the ssd or the hdd?
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06 Jan 2012   #186
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Good to know you got it working. Where to install programs is of course up to you. Most setup / install tools let you to choose on which drive and folder to install, defaulting to <systemdrive>:\Program Files or <systemdrive>:\Program Files (x86).

Kari
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07 Jan 2012   #187
ktd

windows 7 proffesional x64
 
 
I cannot get this to work!!!!

I am at the point of running the script, I copyed and pasted from pdf so no typos, and I keep getting this message:

If no command-line arguments are provided, a graphical user interface is used to select the desired mode of sysprep operation.
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07 Jan 2012   #188
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Ktd, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Message you get has nothing to do with answer file (script) you copy / pasted. This is a typical message you get when the sysprep command to run script has a syntax error, when it is not correct. More precisely, it says command line does not include mode of sysprep operation i.e. one or both of the parameters /audit and /reboot is missing.

Check the syntax:

Sysprep.exe /audit /reboot /unattend:Path_to_answerfile (for instance D:\relocate.xml).

Kari
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09 Jan 2012   #189
Strus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Kari.
Thank you for this tutorial. Worked perfectly but got a question. Is this reversible after instalation of Win and all the software I am using ? Could you describe how ?
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