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Windows 7: Move all user data from one user to another?

28 Jul 2011   #11
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The people who sold me the PC managed to install windows and give me full administrative rights. There must be a way I can too without spending money or downloading a new operating system on my crappy 10gb a month internet plan which i use all of anyway.


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28 Jul 2011   #12
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Well do you have the Windows 7 key as a sticker on your computer? (Don't actually post the key). Look, its the best solution, if its because of download limits, you can go to a free Wi-Fi like a coffee shop or something.

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28 Jul 2011   #13
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have the key, but (and im not trying to be difficult..its just how it is) getting another version of windows isnt practical for me at this point in time =/
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28 Jul 2011   #14
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

I didn't tell you to get/install a different version of Windows, you'll just be clean re-installing Windows 7 from a CLEAN retail version, which is untouched, unlike the OEM versions which give problems and have bloat...

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28 Jul 2011   #15
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What kind of OEM copy of windows do you have? Since your system is custom built, I think this is a copy purchased from newegg and such like, its identical to any retail disk so you can clean install from it, then use the sticker key to activate. Such copies are called system builder oem.

SlasherIT, what you're talking about is the OEM restore disks that come with preinstalled, preactivated branded computers such as the dells, HPs, lenovos etc. Those are different from the system builder disks and include that particular OEM's bloatware, licensing info, logos etc.
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29 Jul 2011   #16
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

yeah, I can perform clean installs from my disk, it doesn't seem to come with anything but windows.
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29 Jul 2011   #17
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Would you be willing to clean-install again?
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29 Jul 2011   #18
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I would be very reluctant to...but I would if you could explain to me what it would achieve.
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29 Jul 2011   #19
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Well, when you clean re-install, Windows 7 will behave completely normal, you should not be getting any issues you are currently experiencing. You can try and test it out yourself, and see if you will still have these issues or not. You should be able to copy things anywhere you want to. You can make a complete System Image of your current desktop, clean re-install Windows 7 and try if and see if you still are having issues or not, then you can just recover from your System Image back to your normal desktop, users, settings ect. if you want to.

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29 Jul 2011   #20
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

But this was a clean install and I had the problem since I started. I just logged onto the super admin account and I tried to save a .txt file in program files. It let me. I then tried to save a .txt in program files from my current account. It said I did not have permission to. So there, using the super admin solves my problem, I am not interested in security or anything...if I download something that screws up my computer, then ill deal with it. All I am asking is simply is there a windows function or a program that anyone knows of that allows you to migrate user files from one account to another...is it really that hard? =/
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