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Windows 7: How to transfer user profile from old hard drive?

25 Aug 2018   #1
finalturismo

Windows 10, Windows 7, Server 2016
 
 
How to transfer user profile from old hard drive?

How can i manually transfer a user profile from an old hard drive that wont boot into windows.


I need the user profile to show up in the accounts area and have the same SID etc....


I have a wim image of the old hard drive and the hard drive it self.


Old drive is un-bootable but is in good working order.


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25 Aug 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Hi finalturismo,
Several ways to access drive.
You can install it on your computer as an additional hard drive and access it through computer.
You can obtain hardware to connect it via USB.
You can mount the wim image and access it as a hard drive in computer.
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25 Aug 2018   #3
finalturismo

Windows 10, Windows 7, Server 2016
 
 

I need to deploy the WIM in a windows setup PE and have it boot to the desktop the exact same as before and skip the OOBE process, login on with the last default admin account that was used.
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25 Aug 2018   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You won't get the same sid and many other things may not work
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25 Aug 2018   #5
finalturismo

Windows 10, Windows 7, Server 2016
 
 

Well the SID is not that big of a deal, but i need to be able to deploy the wim and have it start with the same accounts as it had on it originally. This way license data for certain applications is not lost. I dont have the time to pull stuff from registry and reinstall applications etc...... I have no problem doing this with windows 10, But i dont know how to do this with windows 7. If i need to when i get some time i can upload the screen shots and better explain my situation. If anyone can help me i have no problem sending a little money via papal.



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