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

19 Dec 2012   #490
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

WMPN will restart every boot, stop it with the command prompt before you click OK in the SYSPREP tool.


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19 Dec 2012   #491
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Kari, I had one last desperate attempt at a sysprep, and it worked. I am back in my comfort zone. But I do have one question. I now have 2 accounts. One my name and one with owner. They both access my accounts. Can I combine them or can I delete one?

I do thank you sincerely for all your help.
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19 Dec 2012   #492
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I would make the one with your name, Administrator, then delete the Owner account.
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19 Dec 2012   #493
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for that Kari.
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20 Dec 2012   #494
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frodi View Post
Thanks for that Kari.
That was Britton, not me but I have to agree with him.

This new user profile you got is because of this:

Every time you exit Audit Mode and boot normally for first time, it is a so called OOBE / Welcome boot. It means that the computer "thinks" Windows is booted first time ever thus stopping to ask for the initial user name and computer name. Existing user profiles are there but can not be used:



I usually use a temporary username Test at this stage.

When you then finally arrive to Welcome screen, just ignore the new user account (Test) you had to create in OOBE / Welcome and log in to your normal account:



Windows boots now to default OOBE first boot desktop, with default 800*600 resolution and default theme. All your installed applications are there, as well as your old user profiles and folders. Windows has installed the default drivers for your setup, you can update them if needed.

Now go to Control Panel > User Accounts and delete the temporary user account (in this case Test) that you just created.

Kari
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20 Dec 2012   #495
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wanted to say very nice tutorial.
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20 Dec 2012   #496
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Thanks, Parman
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20 Dec 2012   #497
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Kari, lol, I thought it was you. It is all getting to me, a new computer, never had SSD before, nor so much RAM. And the SSD filling up so fast, finding your great tutorial etc. It certainly gave me a lot of space back.
My old rig was failing and had to be retired. Still, I got 8 years out of that one.
You are very kind giving so much of your knowledge and time.

And thanks Britton,

I wish you all a happy Christmas and a healthy,safe and prosperous 2013.
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21 Dec 2012   #498
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks frodi, Christmas greeting to you too.

You might disable hibernation, it will make a file as big as your RAM. Open Elevated cmd prompt and type in the following:

Code:
 
powercfg -h off
Check the used SSD space before and after. I also have my page file set at 2048 MB.
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21 Dec 2012   #499
frodi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Briton, I have my prefetch turned off, but have not done anything to the pagefile. I looked at it and it stands at 1GB. Is there any good reason to turn it off?
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