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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #100


    Posts : 22,020
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Seb View Post
    Hi,
    I wonder if I have to have an installation DVD/USB Iso to use this way? I do have Win 8 installed, but I didn't get any recovery disk. If I do have to have this installation disk, how can I generate one? I am owing a legal copy of Win8.

    Best regards
    Sebastian
    Hello Sebastian, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In addition, if you have a Windows 8 product key, then you can download a Windows 8 ISO anytime from Microsoft. The tutorial below can help show you how to.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

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  2. #101


    Posts : 286
    W8.1 Pro 64


    I ran into a situation where a user had a new dell xps 8500 with windows 8. They failed to create the recovery disks and had a virus that was locking them out of the system. They needed boot media to do a recovery. Would creating media by this method work to initiate a recovery on an an existing OEM build?
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  3. #102


    Posts : 4
    Win8


    If you are having issues with your METRO Apps or Tiles working correctly after moving your folders from your SSD, READ ON!

    I wanted to share this possible solution since I followed Kari's tutorial to move only the USERS folder to D drive (HDD).

    If all the other ideas don't work...try this: I have my users folder on a SSD, so if you don't have a SSD use C:

    Add the All_Application_Packages userID to this folder's security (right click on it, properties, security tab, etc)

    d:\Users\Brent\AppData\Local\Packages

    And give the folder ALL but FULL control, which is read, list, create, write, etc. (don't worry about special permissions)
    This is the trick that made all my Apps work again, after performing the folder move yesterday with SYSPREP and having the apps start failing after awhile.

    Hope it works for you, your mileage may vary, and I'm not sure how long the setting will last.
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  4. #103


    Posts : 6
    Win8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post

    Hello Sebastian, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In addition, if you have a Windows 8 product key, then you can download a Windows 8 ISO anytime from Microsoft. The tutorial below can help show you how to.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html
    Hi,
    Thanks to both of you for your quick answers and for your warm welcome too.

    I have an Asus UX31A with WIN8 installed. It is said, that there is a recovery partition. But I don't know yet how to access it or even how to burn a DVD from it.

    The Windows 8 Upgrade did not work for me. Two days ago, I tried already, but back then there was a message, that this service is not possible for my country (I am living in Germany). Today when I enter my Product Key - which I got with the help of "ProduKey" - the upgrade manager tells me, that there is something wrong with the key.

    Do you have any ideas on
    1. What did I do wrong with the upgrade manager
    2. how I can get the recovery partition as an .iso file?

    I also asked Amazon today to send me a recovery DVD.

    Best regards
    Seb
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  5. #104


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I hope this hasn't been answered elsewhere... but when creating the relocate.xml - line 11, should I rename this to actually say "Windows 8 Pro" (I assumed it was Pro as when looking on the Microsoft website and all my upgrade paperwork it never states Professional like Windows 7 Professional did...). Just making sure, since the guide seems specific to the preview and Developer version (not sure what the difference between those and the RTM versions are)


    Also - just to verify that my reading comprehension isn't shot... even if I am doing a FRESH install without keeping the old stuff, if I move the ProgramData folder then that will lock me out of using the Windows Store and purchasing new apps correct? (Which if that is the case I will not be moving it... but I would prefer to move it off the main SSD)
    Last edited by werds; 23 Jan 2013 at 21:31.
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  6. #105


    Kari -
    Thanks for all the details --- most everything worked ok - new partition now shows Users and inside are all users and libraries etc.

    BUT ....

    My "live tile" on "metro?" for my email now does not function - I click on it, it spins open, waits a moment, then closes without ever accessing my email.

    What advice??

    Thanks,

    Tim
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  7. #106


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by werds View Post
    I hope this hasn't been answered elsewhere... but when creating the relocate.xml - line 11, should I rename this to actually say "Windows 8 Pro" (I assumed it was Pro as when looking on the Microsoft website and all my upgrade paperwork it never states Professional like Windows 7 Professional did...). Just making sure, since the guide seems specific to the preview and Developer version (not sure what the difference between those and the RTM versions are)
    Thanks for pointing out the obvious outdated information on my tutorial. I hadn't realized this tutorial was already written when we were still using pre-releases, had forgotten to modify it.

    I have updated the answer file (script) in tutorial. Again, thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by werds View Post
    Also - just to verify that my reading comprehension isn't shot... even if I am doing a FRESH install without keeping the old stuff, if I move the ProgramData folder then that will lock me out of using the Windows Store and purchasing new apps correct? (Which if that is the case I will not be moving it... but I would prefer to move it off the main SSD)
    I am going to do some tests later today (or latest this weekend ), please allow me some time and come later to see how the tests went.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim McKnight View Post
    Kari -
    Thanks for all the details --- most everything worked ok - new partition now shows Users and inside are all users and libraries etc.

    BUT ....

    My "live tile" on "metro?" for my email now does not function - I click on it, it spins open, waits a moment, then closes without ever accessing my email.

    What advice??

    Thanks,

    Tim
    I would recommend you to setup Windows 8 with a temporary user profile, a Microsoft account you do not normally use. Any Hotmail, Live or Outlook.com address will do.

    Set up Windows using this temporary user profile. When finally Windows is installed and running, create your real user profile and user account. Reboot and it should work. However, on Windows 8 relocating ProgramData can bring some issues later with Store and Start Apps, so I do not recommend it.

    If you have already installed Windows 8 and are sysprepping later, moving Users (and ProgramData) and you get some Store or Start App issues, you could try this:
    • Backup your personal data
    • Create a temporary user profile as told above
    • Logoff your main profile you just backed up
    • Login using the temporary user profile
    • Delete your main user profile
    • Reboot, login to temporary profile
    • Recreate your main profile using the same Microsoft account (email)


    I would also like you to read this post about Windows 8 user profiles: User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk.

    Tip   Tip
    On our sister site The Seven Forums we fixed an OP's similar issue, an app refusing to recognize new ProgramData location on Windows 7 simply by linking the original ProgramData (C:\ProgramData) and new relocated one (X:\ProgramData) using mklink command.

    Read this post to see how, you could try if this solves your Store and / or Start App issues: User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation - Page 54 - Windows 7 Forums


    Kari
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  8. #107


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks Kari, I will come back and check it out later - I honestly wouldn't have noticed that difference except I had used the previous Windows 7 script on two fresh installs last week and noticed that for the most part everything else was similar.
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  9. #108


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8, duh?

    Infinite Audit boot loop! Help!


    Help! I followed your instructions (post installation) and I'm stuck in an endless loop! I can't even access the option to reset my system to factory default! :-(

    I keep getting to the login screen in Audit mode, but when I try to sign in, I get the error:

    Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file
    [c:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [auditUser]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Deployment].

    How do I break out of the Audit mode infinite loop to reset my system to factory default?

    Thanks in advance...
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  10. #109


    Posts : 6
    Win8


    Hi Kari,

    I prepared a recovery stick by use of the windows native tools. How can I check if this recovery partition is usefull for your routine? If I start your routine and the stick is not working properly, can I stopp the prozess and return to my previous settings?

    Best regards
    Seb
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