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

03 Sep 2012   #400
bluedragon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

Well, it didn't work. I copied the ISO file to a thumb drive G:, and added the script to the root of E:
I opened the command prompt and typed G:\Windows\System32\Sysprep and hit enter.
I got a message saying this file path was not recognized. So then i tried g:, and G space, and g space, but still not recognized. I typed it just as in the tutorial except G: is where the installation media is. ????????


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03 Sep 2012   #401
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Please make a pot of coffee, print the tutorial, sit down and read it through once again. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

Sysprep is on your SYSTEM drive, not on install media. It means you can find it on C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, as told in tutorial, not in G:.


Kari
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03 Sep 2012   #402
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you simply copied the w7 iso to a key drive it won't work, it has to be "burned" to make it bootable, much like a DVD, see this:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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03 Sep 2012   #403
bluedragon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

Ok, I read the tutorial over and over and over. Here is where i am at. I burned the ISO to disc, and added the script to the root of E: via Notepad. I am in audit mode and entered cd\Windows\System32\Sysprep in command prompt. At next prompt i entered Sysprep.exe/audit/reboot/Unattended:E:\relocate.xml . I then get a pop up message saying
" ! Sysprep
Usage: sysprep.exe[/quiet] [/generalize[/audit /oobe] [/reboot / shutdown /quit [/unattended D:< filename>]
If no command-line arguments are provided, a graphical user interface is used to select the desired mode of Sysprep operation."

My system files are on C: but was told to use a ISO disk, so my ISO disk is D: and the location where i want to move my User/Program files is E:

Regards,
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03 Sep 2012   #404
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It should be entered this way, where "*" is a space.

Sysprep.exe*/audit*/reboot*/unattend:D:\relocate.xml
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03 Sep 2012   #405
bluedragon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

Broitton30, I tried using the spaces asyou indicated, but i still get the same popup.
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03 Sep 2012   #406
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Dumb question, you do have w7 installed?
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03 Sep 2012   #407
bluedragon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

ok, let me summarize:
Here is the script i added to the root of E: (which is where i will move the User/program files).
<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="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>e:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
<ProgramData>e:\ProgramData</ProgramData>
</FolderLocations>
</component>
</settings>
<cpifflineImage cpi:source="wim:D:/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 HOMEPREMIUM" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>

My system files are on C: which is where DELL loaded them, but was told to use an ISO disk which i burned and used in D:

The commands i typed into CMD Prompt are:
cd\Windows\System32\Sysprep (which is where the ISO disk is) at next prompt i typed
Sysprep.exe*/audit*/reboot*/unattended:E:\relocate.xml ( * denotes a space).

I then get the popup in post #403 above.

I am usually good at following instructions/directions, and can type, don't drink too much and drugs are not an issue, but i can't figure out why it's not working.
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03 Sep 2012   #408
bluedragon

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Vista home premium 64 bit, XP Pro 32 bit
 
 

Britton30, I have Win 7 installed which came with the New computer. When i first turned it on the screen came up to where you enter user and computer names. At that point i started following the tutorial. And yes i did not enter a user or computer name. I then just entered audit mode.
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03 Sep 2012   #409
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Please make a pot of coffee, print the tutorial, sit down and read it through once again. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

Sysprep is on your SYSTEM drive, not on install media. It means you can find it on C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, as told in tutorial, not in G:.


Kari
As Kari said, Sysprep in within thw w7 installation, not the CD or USB, or ISO file.
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