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

12 Aug 2012   #360
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

If you move your user profile to D...

The image will automatically include that partition or drive.

See the blue note at the top of this,

User Profile - Change Default Location


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12 Aug 2012   #361
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

as an alternative to w7's imaging you can use Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download to image individual drives and restore individually as well. these will help with that.

Imaging with free Macrium
MACRIUM REFLECT - Create Bootable Rescue USB Drive
Macrium Reflect - Restore With WinRE - YouTube
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12 Aug 2012   #362
LeithKemon

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi,

I have been following the tutorial step by step in order to move my user folder etc to my D drive, I have looked through the entire thread for anyone with the same problem but could not find anyone mention it.

I am at the stage of entering the CMD prompt of the .xml file, however, I keep receiving the error "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".

I have checked that notepad is definitely closed, and I cannot see it open as a process in task manager. I might be looking for the wrong thing though. I have also tried copying the file, renaming it, and trying that in CMD, but I seem to get the same error.

If anyone knows how to solve this, that would be fantastic. I am sure it is some simple noob error, but one I am yet to solve. Thanks in advance, keep up the great work!
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12 Aug 2012   #363
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeithKemon View Post
Hi,

I have been following the tutorial step by step in order to move my user folder etc to my D drive, I have looked through the entire thread for anyone with the same problem but could not find anyone mention it.

I am at the stage of entering the CMD prompt of the .xml file, however, I keep receiving the error "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".

I have checked that notepad is definitely closed, and I cannot see it open as a process in task manager. I might be looking for the wrong thing though. I have also tried copying the file, renaming it, and trying that in CMD, but I seem to get the same error.

If anyone knows how to solve this, that would be fantastic. I am sure it is some simple noob error, but one I am yet to solve. Thanks in advance, keep up the great work!
Did you already create the .xml answer file and place in on the root of a drive?
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12 Aug 2012   #364
LeithKemon

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeithKemon View Post
Hi,

I have been following the tutorial step by step in order to move my user folder etc to my D drive, I have looked through the entire thread for anyone with the same problem but could not find anyone mention it.

I am at the stage of entering the CMD prompt of the .xml file, however, I keep receiving the error "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".

I have checked that notepad is definitely closed, and I cannot see it open as a process in task manager. I might be looking for the wrong thing though. I have also tried copying the file, renaming it, and trying that in CMD, but I seem to get the same error.

If anyone knows how to solve this, that would be fantastic. I am sure it is some simple noob error, but one I am yet to solve. Thanks in advance, keep up the great work!
Did you already create the .xml answer file and place in on the root of a drive?
Hi thanks for the fast reply. I created it at the stage in the tutorial it said to create it and then placed it at the root of my D drive. What could be going wrong?
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12 Aug 2012   #365
Radeon962

Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I use Acronis but I want to swap out some HDD's between my systems and upgrade my SSD's and wanted to clean up things before I did it. I have made backups with Acronis already but I should be able to use Win backup to image the SSD and restore on a new larger SSD but currently it appears that both C: and D: are recognized as part of the system drives and I want to correct that before I upgrade.

My understanding is that I must have MBR files on my D: drive and that is why it shows up when I try and make a image with Win 7. I can and do use Acronis to make regular backups but would like my OS and ALL necessary boot and system files to be on the SSD and not spread.across both drives.
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12 Aug 2012   #366
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You might check to see that the drive is still labeled as D by Windows. the last time I used this method w7 had different ides than I did with drive labels so I had to relabel them in disk Management.
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12 Aug 2012   #367
Radeon962

Home Premium 32bit
 
 

For the poster above... Did you try stopping the Windows Media Sharing Services ? Its mentioned at the very end of the PDF tutorial as an item to try if you are getting error messages.
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12 Aug 2012   #368
Radeon962

Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
If you move your user profile to D...

The image will automatically include that partition or drive.

See the blue note at the top of this,

User Profile - Change Default Location
As Homer Simpson would say.... DOH!!!

That is probably it. Sounds like I need to rethink how I setup my hard drives so hat my non-essential files (pictures, music, etc.) are stored in another partition so that I can make a system image but not include these types of files.
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12 Aug 2012   #369
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Radeon962 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
If you move your user profile to D...

The image will automatically include that partition or drive.

See the blue note at the top of this,

User Profile - Change Default Location
As Homer Simpson would say.... DOH!!!

That is probably it. Sounds like I need to rethink how I setup my hard drives so hat my non-essential files (pictures, music, etc.) are stored in another partition so that I can make a system image but not include these types of files.
Or use Macrium like Britton30 suggested.
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