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

12 Jun 2013   #670
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good outline of your experience tacenator. I did my w7 install with only the SSD attached, avoids the boot sector placed on another drive. Before I ran the script, I shut down and attached my HDD to be used for Users and Program data.

The 100MB partition is only useful if one uses Bit Locker.


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28 Jun 2013   #671
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum Kari not being the sharpest knife in the drawer I made a right royal mess of my Ivy build thinking I could just copy / paste the music etc into the back up spinner and ended up with multiple copies of tracks on both drives.

I now don't know how to retrieve music from the back up to play in the WMP on the SSD.

So does this mean a complete reinstall??
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28 Jun 2013   #672
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

John, what is on the backup drive? Do you mean it has the users files on it as Kari outlined in this tut?
Post a snip of Disk Management of the Ivy. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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28 Jun 2013   #673
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No mate I just have one image and the music. Two snips for comparison.


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28 Jun 2013   #674
Kari

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Icit, I have some difficulties to understand what you mean? You did not relocate the user folders using sysprep, but instead you just copy / pasted the Music folder into a spinner?

If so, you could simply boot to Audit Mode and relocate the Users folder to spinner. Before doing this you need to get that Music folder backed up to an external drive if you only have one partition on that spinner, as the sysprep does not like the target drive or partition to have any system folders present.

Afterwards copy the content of the backed up Music folder to your newly relocated Users\Icit\Music and you are ready to go.

Kari
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28 Jun 2013   #675
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Kari yes mate I did what yo said in the first statement I just thought (in a hurry as usual) that I could just reallocate that data like that.

I will read up about that audit mode as I am a hardware plonker if anything at all and get a bit bogged down with the different methods and systems you folks use like second nature.

Anyway I'll try to find out about this.
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28 Jun 2013   #676
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

This method is a little fiddly John, one has to know how windows will name the drives so to make the answer file with the right drive letters.

you could od it one of these ways too for Users folders.
User Folders - Change Default Location

User Profile - Change Default Location
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29 Jun 2013   #677
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
This method is a little fiddly John, one has to know how windows will name the drives so to make the answer file with the right drive letters.

you could od it one of these ways too for Users folders.
User Folders - Change Default Location

User Profile - Change Default Location
Jeez Gary that has made it so much clearer thanks so much for both those refs I do like ones that involve the regedit too as I personally find modifying it so easy cos Shawn makes it that way
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29 Jun 2013   #678
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, Shawn has thought of most everything Windows, not bad for an alien, eh?
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29 Jun 2013   #679
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
This method is a little fiddly John, one has to know how windows will name the drives so to make the answer file with the right drive letters.

you could od it one of these ways too for Users folders.
User Folders - Change Default Location

User Profile - Change Default Location
Never had any issues with drive names when moving stuff with sysprep. First thing I always do in Audit Mode is to go to disk management and set drive letters as I want to, thereafter they will use the letters set by me.

Secondly, there's one major difference between these two methods. The method in tutorial you linked to, you need to do it separately for every user and every folder, whereas using the method in this tutorial absolutely everything under the Users folder is moved by once, for all users both existing and future.
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