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


11 Nov 2010   #549
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

How to Create User Accounts on another Partition or Disk During Windows 7 Installation

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03 Feb 2013   #550
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just finished. Everything worked great. One thing to keep in mind for everyone.

<ProfilesDirectory>d:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
<ProgramData>d:\ProgramData</ProgramData>

Whats in red is not always the drive letter that you need. I know mine was F. I dont believe it was mentioned in the tutorial, but if it was then sorry for bringing it up.

Kari, great work.

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03 Feb 2013   #551
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I assigned my data drive "K" since one can't always predict how Windows 7 is going to name the drives.
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07 Feb 2013   #552
talprofs

Windows 7 HomePremium
 
 
Masterfully Cogent Windows 7 Install

As both a newby and a newcomer to the Windows 7 Forums, I searched high-and-low for information on how to set-up a Windows 7 installation which would allow maximum use of my HDD (1TB) for data and user profile storage.

Most of the other guides I came across (not in the Windows 7 Forums) all seemed to involve some sort of fudge which resulted in considerable registry edits post-install or broken Windows installations.

Not so your masterful guide, Kari, which, in conjunction with the Clean Install Guide by Brink made for a clean installation first time. My only fail was to fail to back-up my LAN drivers beforehand -- but then all novices have to learn somewhere.

Many, many thanks!
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08 Feb 2013   #553
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Talprofs, welcome to the Seven Forums. Nice to hear it worked for you. I especially respect the fact that you joined to thank .

Kari
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12 Feb 2013   #554
scorpio1

win7 hom 64
 
 

hello kari nice guide the only one i have found. i whille relocate myn user map because i have e ssd in myn pc but i have already instal win 7 but i dont know very good how i can do.
how must i complete this whitout trouble?
I have read the guid i just understand it not so corectly if you pleaze can help me whit this
(sorry for the bad english
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12 Feb 2013   #555
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Scorpio, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Close first all programs. Press Win-key + R to open Run dialog. Copy this command and paste it to Run:
Code:
%windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /audit /reboot
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Now click OK. Your Windows reboots to Audit Mode and you can continue from tutorial, beginning of page 4.

Kari


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12 Feb 2013   #556
scorpio1

win7 hom 64
 
 

this i understand it is much stepps do do i dont understand good whit making and delleting the user map i dont want to get it broken
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13 Feb 2013   #557
jimdot

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

Is there a way that I can RE relocate my users & programdata folders a second time without doing a fresh install of windows 7?
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13 Feb 2013   #558
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

You can always boot to Audit Mode and repeat the procedure, as many times as you want to. If for instance you want to move Users and ProgramData back to default locations on C:, simply edit the answer file to put the locations C:\Users and C:\ProgramData between the respective tags in FolderLocations and run sysprep with the answer file:
Code:
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<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>C:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
<ProgramData>C:\ProgramData</ProgramData>
</FolderLocations>
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Please notice that the bigger the Users and ProgramData folders are, the longer the process will take as they will be physically moved to required location.

Kari
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13 Feb 2013   #559
jimdot

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 

How do I boot into audit mode using my already installed Win 7?
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