Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

03 Sep 2012   #410
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That may be the problem. This tutorial if for moving Users and AppData During an installation, not one one already installed.
Try this instead if your w7 is still working properly.
User Folders - Change Default Location


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Sep 2012   #411
bluedragon

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

Ok, at command prompt i entered C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep
and got " C:\Windows\Windows\System32\Sysprep' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2012   #412
bluedragon

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

Britton30, ok i will try User Folders - Change Default Location .
Thanks for the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2012   #413
bluedragon

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

One other question, before i try User Folders - Change Default Location , i need to go ahead and setup the computer and finalize the installation, RIGHT ????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Sep 2012   #414
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

@Britton, you can do this also for an existing Windows setup, just boot to Audit Mode as told here and continue from there.

@Bluedragon, if this is the pop-up you are talking about, it only appears when the command syntax contains errors, in other words if you have a typo in command:

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation-sysprep_error.png

In your case, the correct syntax is (replace underscore _ with space):
sysprep.exe_/audit_/reboot_/unattend:E:\relocate.xml

I will run your answer file (xml script) on my test machine and report back if it works or not.

Kari


My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2012   #415
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

OK, I run sysprep with your answer file on a test machine, works perfectly. Your only issue seems to be typo(s) in the sysprep command, check the spelling and especially spaces!

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2012   #416
bluedragon

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

Kari, thanks for the followup. This is the way i typed the syntax,

Sysprep.exe /audit /reboot /unattended:E:\relocate.xml

which is the way it shows on page 6 of the tutorial.
Does the Capital S in Sysprep make a difference ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Sep 2012   #417
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluedragon View Post
Kari, thanks for the followup. This is the way i typed the syntax,

Sysprep.exe /audit /reboot /unattended:E:\relocate.xml

which is the way it shows on page 6 of the tutorial.
Does the Capital S in Sysprep make a difference ?
Your syntax error highlighted in above quote. The switch is /unattend, not /unattended.

Correct syntax, as I have already told you:
Sysprep.exe /audit /reboot /unattend:E:\relocate.xml

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2012   #418
bluedragon

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

Kari, Britton30, I was finally able to do it. Thanks for you help.

Regards,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2012   #419
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Good to hear, Bluedragon
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation




Tutorial Tools Search this Tutorial
Search this Tutorial:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Help with User Profiles in Windows Server 2008
Hey guys and ladies. So i have scoured the forums looking for answers to my problem and have yet to get a definitive fix. It may just be me though lol. So I am an IT technician for some schools and i have just implemented a new server. It is running Windows Server 2008. My client machines are...
General Discussion
Windows 7 User profiles issue - Shows logging off after entering corru
This issue has become specific as fixing one problem led to the other: 1) I deleted ntuser.* files while working in linux as they had ugly looking file extensions and I thought they are temporary files. 2) I started getting the message "The Group Policy Client service failed the logon....
Installation & Setup
cannot create new user profiles
Win 7 Home Premium. Optiplex 755. I have a working user profile with administartive rights which works fine. I also have a working guest user. However when I try to create a new user, standard or administator, the new user is shown in "mange users" but cannot be logged into. This happens in safe...
General Discussion
Can't move user profiles
Guys ... opening this as separate thread as previous one took a direction of its own. Scenario As per Tutorial moved my profiles off the C:\ http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/87555-user-profile-change-default-location.html In order to use Windows Repair/Upgrade Disk I need to move them...
Installation & Setup
How do I move my user profiles back to C:\user
On advice here to keep OS disk space small, followed the tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/87555-user-profile-change-default-location.html and moved my user profile from C:\user\name to E:\user\name The problem is Windows upgrade (need to run for repair) will not accept profiles...
Installation & Setup
New to Win7 move User profiles or use Libraries?
I have just upgraded from Vista where we had two user account profiles on the D partition, as I recall, Vista prompted me to set it up this way initially. I got used to using this method, as my single hdd is divided into two partitions, C for the OS and D for Data. I did a new clean install of...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App