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

14 Jan 2012   #200
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Kari, sorry to be a PITA and dumb.
My Os is windows Ult 64 bit, The drive I will move to is K: and the installer will be in drive D:
Is this right?
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="Error" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>k:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
<ProgramData>k:\ProgramData</ProgramData>
</FolderLocations>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:D:/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>



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14 Jan 2012   #201
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Yes, that seems to be correct.
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14 Jan 2012   #202
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thank you so much Kari, I do appreciate your help.

Hmm, after saving as xml it reverts to 13 lines, is that normal?
relocate[1].rar


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14 Jan 2012   #203
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

It's just because of the XML format, it cuts one long line to two. The answer file is fine, go ahead
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14 Jan 2012   #204
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ahh, okie dokie, I guess I was doing it right...maybe. Thanks and I may get to it yet today.
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15 Jan 2012   #205
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Kari, the xml file worked just fine! I had one small glitch and used a USB drive and had to put the Windows DVD in to access sysprep since I didn't want to try and re-write the answer file. I didn't know the proper context to point it to the file on the USB.
Thanks!

I would advise anyone doing this to print the PDF out to have handy. I had to first print to the XPS Writer and then print. The PDF printed two pages per sheet, too small to read.
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15 Jan 2012   #206
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Good to hear it worked, Britton.
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15 Jan 2012   #207
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I was very happy with the outcome Kari!
In the cmd to start sysprep
Code:
cd \Windows\System32\Sysprep 
is it possible to use a USB stick?
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16 Jan 2012   #208
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Sysprep must be run from inside Windows. It means it has to be run from system folder Windows\System32\Sysprep, so in most cases it must be run from C: drive.
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16 Jan 2012   #209
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I see, I assumed the cd in the command was grabbing a file from the CD drive with the DVD in it.
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