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

23 Apr 2013   #630
tacenator

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
 
 
New to 7 Room

Hi,

I am new to 7 forum. First I would like to thank Kari for his excellent tutorial and his ongoing patience with questions asked. Kudos!

I have read the entire thread as well as an older thread at OCN on this subject. I just purchased an SSD and will be doing the installation and file moving in a few days. As I read the thread, I compiled a Word Doc with most of the important answers to questions asked. It largely is comprised of screenshots of the answers with the post number and date included so a person can reference the salient reply in the thread. It is converted to a PDF. I am unsure if this forum allows links, but if anyone is interested, I will try here: http://min.us/muel0wUlDCGi9 This is a file share site.
At the link is Kari's original PDF with a couple of edits within and a PDF of the answer file.

I do have several questions that are germane to my installation; if this is not the proper place to ask them, please steer me to the correct thread or if I should start a new one.

1. My Mobo, an ASUS P7P55D-E, has 6 SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (configured IDE in BIOS); it also has 2 SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (configured ACHI in BIOS) controlled by a Marvell PCIe SATA controller. Question: I have heard a lot of shouting about how bad the Marvel controllers are but it would seem the faster throughput would be the logical choice for the SSD. What say the experts? In either case, should I configure ACHI or IDE?

2. Would it be advisable to upgrade all the drivers and BIOS for my system prior to doing the SSD installation?

3. I am sure I have lots more configuration questions that may come up. How best to ask them on the 7 forum?

BTW, I decided to get a new Crucial M500 SSD. I like some of the innovations and will report back when I have run it a while. After a lot of hand-wringing, I opted for the 120 GB. I can't really see the advantage to a very large SSD if one will be using it as a system/application drive only.

Thanks
Tom


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23 Apr 2013   #631
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Tacenator, welcome to the Seven Forums.

First, here's how to attach files to your post here: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

The file is quite difficult to read online, I do not download anything from a source I personally do not know. Please simply repeat all your questions here. You can quote posts you are referring to simply by clicking the Quote button or giving the post number.

Your questions.
  1. I would post in our hardware section and ask more about this. My recommendation is to use ACHI, SSD will benefit from it.
  2. BIOS yes. Drivers, it depends. Doing a clean install, Windows 7 is quite good finding the right stuff. But, again, a good question to our hardware specialists.
  3. At main page, select appropriate sub forum, type a few keywords of your issue to the Search field and check first if the issue is already discussed. If not, start a new thread. You can ask anything, the only stupid question there is is the one that was never asked.

Kari
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24 Apr 2013   #632
tacenator

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
 
 

Quote:
The file is quite difficult to read online, I do not download anything from a source I personally do not know. Please simply repeat all your questions here. You can quote posts you are referring to simply by clicking the Quote button or giving the post number.
Okay, Kari, I have attached the PDF files to this post.

Thanks for the reply.

Tom


Attached Files
File Type: pdf Kari's Guide Addenda.pdf (1.25 MB, 256 views)
File Type: pdf Relocate User folders during Windows 7 installation.pdf (1.22 MB, 254 views)
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24 Apr 2013   #633
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

I still find no additional questions in those PDF files? Am I misunderstanding something?
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24 Apr 2013   #634
tacenator

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
 
 
Clarification...

Quote:
I still find no additional questions in those PDF files? Am I misunderstanding something?
Kari,

Sorry for the confusion. The files are not intended for additional questions. They are meant to glean what I found as significant "answers" to questions posed in the 64 pages of posts. The intention is to help clarify the original Guide with pertinent answers collected as I read the thread. It is mostly for my own clarification.

Tom
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24 Apr 2013   #635
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

OK, I misunderstood you a bit. Thanks for the effort.

I think I will rewrite the whole tutorial. Windows is like a living organism, evolving all the time. Some of the tutorials were even written for pre-release versions, a lot has changed after that.

Kari
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24 Apr 2013   #636
tacenator

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
 
 
Rewrite possibility

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
OK, I misunderstood you a bit. Thanks for the effort.

I think I will rewrite the whole tutorial. Windows is like a living organism, evolving all the time. Some of the tutorials were even written for pre-release versions, a lot has changed after that.

Kari
Might be a great idea. Let me know if you would like me to proof if for content and to try to allay some of the more inane questions that arise. Loved the person who asked the question that was answered a few posts prior on the same page of the thread...as well as many prior times...

Ideally the guide would be written so as to answer all or most queries and then you would only have to deal with the people who make some error when following it or have a hardware/software anomaly that causes problems (inevitable).

Also, I recommend a 2 part series: one for a move during a clean install and one for post install moving of the folders. (Combining post #22 with the original Guide as well as all you have learned since 11/11/10)
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24 Apr 2013   #637
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You raise some good questions and suggestions Tom. However, I don't understand this part in the snip below. I've use this answer file 3 times with no issues.

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation-capture.jpg


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24 Apr 2013   #638
tacenator

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You raise some good questions and suggestions Tom. However, I don't understand this part in the snip below. I've use this answer file 3 times with no issues.

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You must have had the drive you were moving the folders to be the d drive in that case. If you assign any other drive letter to the "target" drive for moving the folders, then you need to edit that line in the answer file.

Regards,

Tom
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24 Apr 2013   #639
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Yeah, that is not told well in tut. Only reference to it is
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If you are installing Windows Ultimate x64 from CD/DVD drive E: and relocating folders to D: you don’t have to change anything, you can use the script as it is.)
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