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Windows 7: How to undo Easy Transfer Mods, System restore? Delete user account?

25 Nov 2012   #1

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How to undo Easy Transfer Mods, System restore? Delete user account?

Hello everyone,
I recently bought a new laptop which is running Windows 7 Home edition. When I first booted the machine, I was prompted for info by Windows for my new user account. Once that was done I began to change various Windows settings and installed some applications. I didn't install much and it was all freeware which I downloaded, things like Firefox and XNView. There were some files on my desktop PC that I wanted to copy to the laptop so I started Windows Easy Transfer to copy these files as well as some system settings. The problem is when I came to the point to map the different user accounts, Easy Transfer prompted me to create a new user account on my laptop even though I wanted all the settings mapped to the user account I just created when I first started the laptop.

The first user account Windows created was named "Dan" so when easy transfer prompted me for a new profile name I used the name "Dan-Asus". I don't recall what the actual prompts were from Easy Transfer but I was hoping that even though it was asking for a new profile name I'd still be able to transfer these files/settings to the "Dan" user account. I got distracted for a while while doing all this and when I came back I let Easy Transfer start without realizing I'd mapped everything to the "Dan-Asus" user account which was not my intention.

I know I can still use either user account but I guess I'm being anal and want to delete the user "Dan-Asus" account completely including any system settings that may have been transferred. Prior to my starting Easy Transfer I'd set up a restore point, I'm wondering if I run system restore from that point will it undo all the changes made by Easy Transfer, deleting all my files and undoing any system changes? What effect does simply deleting a user account have, will that undo any of the changes to the system made by Easy Transfer?

I know I'm sounding a bit anal but I just bought this laptop and want to make sure the system install is clean as can be and running like new. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!

Dan G.

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25 Nov 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Most tech enthusiasts would never run the corrupt, bloated factory preinstall but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get best performance.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

It's much safer and easer to simply drag your active User folders to backup, then copy the contents of each into the corresponding link on the lefthand Explorer bar in the new install.
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