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Windows 7: User Settings Transfer

07 Apr 2010   #1
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 
User Settings Transfer

I'm guessing there's a tutorial around here on this, but I can't seem to find it, so I'll ask.

Is there a way to "clone" a user account while changing it from one type to another?

I.E. I have an administrator account which I've used for a while. All of my settings are the way I like them, desktop, theme, disabled windows programs, disabled aero, etc etc.

I have now created a non-admin account to use so that I'm not using an admin account all of the time. Is there a way to tell this account to import all settings other than Adminstrator status from my administrator account.

Basically, the only thing that I want to change in the new non-admin account is the username, password and administrator status.


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07 Apr 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Simple Windows Easy Transfer

Trasfer to a finger drive, hd etc. Then send it to the new account.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-easy-transfer

Any or problems or questions, I will try my best to help.

Good Luck
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07 Apr 2010   #3
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Isn't WET for transfering settings from one computer to another?

What I want to do is simply clone a user account on the same computer.
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07 Apr 2010   #4
richc46

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The intent of WET is when you install a new OS, you can transfer your setting; it is so easy I suggest that you try it.

There may be another way, but that is how I would do it.
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07 Apr 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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This is the closest to what I think you want, but I think, for your purposes the WET is easier

How to customize default user profiles in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2
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07 Apr 2010   #6
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Yeah, I found that sort of method a few minutes ago. The problem is that I can only copy my Default User Profile, I can't copy my Administrator profile even if I log in from a different administrator account.

I'm just going to go through and change all of the settings manually.
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07 Apr 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Give the WET a try I used it to go from Vista to 7, very, very easy.
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07 Apr 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

TY for the rep very generous.
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