Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Default user profile tutorial?

05 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7 x64 Ultimate
Default user profile tutorial?


I am used to setting up xp machines where i would log in as myself and make all of the desktop, network and shell changes and copy my profile over top of the default user profile. this would ensure that any user logging into the computer for the first time would have the setup I want them to have so they can start working right away.

Is there a tutorial on how to do this on windows 7?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

I believe what you need is the group policy editor. Type "group policy" into the search bar and click on it. That should let you make changes for all users if I'm not mistaken.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

Agreed - it depends on what you're trying to do. However, if you make changes as the local Administrator on your build, and then set CopyProfile to True in your unattend after you run sysprep to generalize/prep your install image, that Administrator's profile gets copied to the default user's profile when the image is applied (most settings, not all, but close). See this blog post from the Deployment Guys on your options, supported and otherwise.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Default user profile tutorial?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
User Profile - Change Default Location
How to Change the Default Location of a User Profile in Vista and Windows 7 A user profile is the main C:\Users\(user-name) folder of a user account that contains all of the account's settings, shortcuts, information, and user folders (ex: My Music) with the files in them. This will...
User Profile Service - default profile
Has anyone come across this issue happening frequently lately .... In the past 3 weeks I must have had 20+ PC's / Laptops that have had the same problem (see image below) Although I know how to fix it and I have had it crop up before, I've never had it hit so many units in such a short space...
General Discussion
What is the default user account's profile folder for?
Hi everyone! I really changed the default location of all my Existing, newly,public user account's profile folder to another new location. However, there is a default user account's profile folder is still in the default location '%SystemDrive%\Users\Default' ...
General Discussion
Creating a new Default user profile for our domain
I know, the MS way is to use SysPrep, but that seems enormously OTT when all I want to do is create a Windows 7 Default Profile for our domain. So, according to my (Google driven) research an easier method is to Logon with a user account Make it 'so' (i.e. set the default profile how you...
General Discussion
Default user profile settings
Is there an easy way to have a profile for every user than logs on to a machine with the desktop, pinned programs, theme, wallpaper, and favorites already set? In Windows XP all I did was set up a profile how I wanted it under Administrator, logged on to another administrator account, and...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+