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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #230


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


    Hi highlander, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    You got it working without issues, even when ProgramData was moved?

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  2. #231


    Denver, CO
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro
    Last edited by Highlander58; 28 Feb 2014 at 14:30.
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  3. #232


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


    Yeah, I read that solution. it is interesting, I need to setup a test rig to see if I can make it crash . If not, it is going to be added to tutorial. Thanks for this so far easiest solution for ProgramData issue I have heard.

    BTW, nobody calls me sir except our office intern and he does it so sarcastic I believe it is meant to show his contempt after I posted his picture online on a pet site where people are showing photos of their pets .
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  4. #233


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Hi Kari,

    thank you for the tutorial.

    I have a question about using this method for a newly purchased laptop. I've just purchased ASUS K55VJ-SX069 and unfortunately, the only thing I have as far as Win8 goes is a hidden recovery partition that should put my laptop to a factory state if need be.

    I have a very good experience applying the very same method for my Win7 desktop PC, however, I don't know how I should use the line 10 of the Answer file. All I have is the laptop's recovery partition, or I think I could create\get hold of the recovery DVDs for my laptop.

    In other words, I cannot use a
    path to the hidden recovery partition (there is no letter attached to the hidden partition) and even if I create/get hold of the recovery DVDs, can I reference a recovery DVD in the line 10 of the Answer file?:

    line 10. <cpifflineImage cpi:source="wim:F:/sources/install.wim#Windows 8" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />


    Thanks.

    John
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  5. #234


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


    Hi John, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    You need to have valid Windows install media, at least the install.wim file (which basically IS the Windows install media as it takes over 80% of the Windows 8 DVD or ISO). Sysprep needs install.wim to be where it can be easily accessed during the process.

    Download a Windows 8 ISO image and burn it to a disk or a USB stick. If you do not find anything else you could always download the Windows 8 Enterprise Free 90 Days Evaluation copy and use it: Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation, as long as you only use it for sysprep purposes and not for an install.

    Kari
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  6. #235


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Hi Kari,

    thanks for the info. I'm downloading the Win8 Enterprise evaluation and will burn the iso image just to use the install.wim for Sysprep. Hopefully, everything works just fine.

    I'll write a short message for other geeks who'd want to use this method for laptops...

    John
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  7. #236


    Earth
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Great Thanks Kari
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  8. #237


    My start screen is empty whil im in audit mode!
    When i go to all apps it shows me nothing! please help me!
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  9. #238


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jaapteeuw View Post
    My start screen is empty whil im in audit mode!
    When i go to all apps it shows me nothing! please help me!
    Start Screen and Desktop should be almost empty in Audit Mode, as well as All Apps. They should look like this:

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  10. #239


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Thanks very much for this tutorial. It worked a treat.
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