Quote: Originally Posted by Kryten2k35
This guide no longer works for some reason.
I'm trying to get this with a new ssd but it's not working anymore. I'm using the same windows usb and the same relocate.xml that I used last time but I'm getting the parsing error. I have no idea why.
I'm loading the xml from a hdd, install.wim from the usb.
Needless to say after 10 reinstalls I've had enough. Nuts to it.
Guide no longer works.
After reading your post yesterday evening, I decided to run some tests.
I have USB stick install media both for 7 Ultimate and Enterprise, 8 Consumer Preview and 8 Release Preview. I also have an extra laptop for test purposes which I can format and reinstall, nothing important is stored on that laptop.
First test, Install 7 Ultimate, running sysprep while installing as described in tutorial, using the answer file (script) as written in tutorial. Absolutely no problems, both Users
folders were relocated to D: as I wanted.
Next test 7 Enterprise, everything again OK.
Windows 8 Release Preview, same answer file. Relocated only Users
, Windows Store on Metro UI does not like it when ProgramData
is relocated. No problems, Users
folder was relocated. Conclusion from tests last night
: the tutorial and answer file are working fine, without problems.
I continued my tests early this morning with virtual machines and existing Windows 7 installation on a desktop. I wanted to be sure about the answer file working also when relocating Users
when both folders already exist on default location C: and contain quite a lot of data.
Again, no problems. The answer file works as it should work. Here's a screenshot of my last test, relocating both Users
on a virtual 7 Enterprise. As you can see, both folders were relocated, created on a new location only a few minutes ago:
The tutorial works. The answer file in tutorial works.