Quote: Originally Posted by Racehunter
I will be changing the mobo on my system in the not too near future. I have the OS and programs on C drive (SSD) and user profiles on D (HDD) The profiles where moved during win 7 installation following an excellent tutorial on here. If I follow the process above, will the user profiles on D still be linked?
If you meant this
tutorial, then no, it is not going to work. When sysprep finds an existing Users folder with profile folders, it does not work.
Also using sysprep with /generalize switch before swapping MoBo will fail because generalizing removes user profiles (more here: Custom Taylor Master Image
I can not promise this works for you but this is how I have done similar operations:
- Using this
method, revert relocating of Users (and Programdata?) back to C:. Just follow the instructions in tutorial, editing answer file (script) so that new location will be the default, for Users C:\Users and for ProgramData C:\ProgramData
- Manually remove all hardware specific drivers
, our member Kaktussoft is an expert on this, I have noticed he can surely tell you which drivers to remove and how
- Shut down PC, swap MoBo
- Boot, install drivers
- Reboot, relocate Users and Programdata again if needed / wanted using this