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    Win 7 Pro - Win 8 Pro - Offers only "Keep Nothing Option"

    Further Information Hi, I have been doing some more digging on this one and have come across the following MS TechNet article Profiles Directory which outlines the required upgrade protocol and the known issues. Under that heading, the issue is clarified thus: "You cannot perform edition...
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Hi Murf, Not sure if I understand this correctly :confused: .....but if you mean you relocated BOTH the "Users" folder AND (separately) the "Main User Profile" folder which you had created earlier your issue could be similar to mine:) If it helps, I have established that whilst in the past...
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    Seeking expert advice - guidance on applying Symbolic Link

    Hi, Hope somebody can point me in the right direction here. I have successfully relocated my C:\Users folder (but NOT ProgramData) to D:\Users (Kari's excellent tutorial) on clean install and by creating test user profiles verified access to Metro Apps and Store Sign In/Download/Install. I...
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Hi RL70 + Everyone Thanks for reviewing....noticed that you didn't mention symbolic junction links (mklink /j) as these are by no means my strong point just wished to clarify on their use with this process as some posters appear to use (require) whilst others don't?? Secondly, and possibly...
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Hi everyone, Looking closer at my non standard customisation issue I have a feeling that I might have a corrupted junction link. Checking my links at elevated command prompt 'dir'. All show up except C:\Users to D:\Users and yet when I try to create that link the system complains "Cannot create...
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    Win 7 Pro - Win 8 Pro - Offers only "Keep Nothing Option"

    Thanks for the further comments... I haven't tried the 'sources' suggestion as yet but it suddenly occurred to me :tip:that in a partially related issue (on another PC running Windows 8 currently and a User Profile NOT located in the "Users" directory with other profiles) we have been looking...
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    Win 7 Pro - Win 8 Pro - Offers only "Keep Nothing Option"

    Thanks for the responses guys much appreciated..... NiFu I think I understand what you mean......if correct you mean browse the DVD for the 'Sources' folder and run setup.exe from in there?? Now I'm curious :confused: how does the setup initiation process differ when launched from within the...
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    Win 7 Pro - Win 8 Pro - Offers only "Keep Nothing Option"

    Hi, I have come up against an issue when attempting an in-place upgrade install from Windows 7 Pro X64 to Windows 8 Pro X64. Following Shawn's excellent tutorial I was expecting to see the three standard data save options at step 8 and was shocked to see that ONLY "Keep Nothing" was available...
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    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

    Hi thanks for immediate response.....wow...well impressed. Will resubmit question in the Installation & Setup Forum. Thanks again, PC Pilot
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    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

    Thanks for replying...... Is there any way to work around?? :) PC Pilot
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Hi Ah it appears to work for others with relocated C:\Users\User to D (or whatever)\Users\User but as my customisation is to D:\User apparently not so. I feel I'm getting close to a fix on this......Anybody care to suggest what I might have overlooked here with my particular customisation...
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    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run

    Upgrade Install where User Folder relocated to non system Hi Brink and all, I would also like to add my thanks to Shawn for his excellent tutorial!!! I do however have an issue which is not covered above. I have a Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit system which is to be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit...
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    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Metro Apps Registry Fix Hi Anthony, Very impressed with your registry fix for the Metro Apps and Store with ProgramData relocated as per Kari's tutorial ......sounds like you're right on the money with this and as you have stated these registry paths are not covered elsewhere on the net:) I...
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    Windows Store will not allow Sign In from Local Account

    Hi Mystere, Thanks for your reply...have been away from the PC over the holiday so only just got your message.... In my case I believe the issue is due to the Non Standard user profile (i.e. D:\User .....NB. NOT D:\Users\User) and this is what I am looking to resolve :) I think that it may be...
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    Windows Store will not allow Sign In from Local Account

    Hi, Hope somebody can advise me on this issue :) I have Windows 8 installed on a local account and wish to sign in from my Microsoft Account but only as & when required not all of the time. Shawn's tutorial "How to Sign in with a Different Microsoft Account to the Store in Windows 8" covers...