Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #270

    Problems trying to use this method


    Hi there,

    This method sounds great!... except it doesn't work for me (YET hopefully anyway). I have installed Win 7 64 bit, upgraded to Win 8 Pro 64 bit and installed some applications and set things up how i like them a bit. When i type the commands to run Audit mode from Sysprep it says

    "sysprep cannot run on a computer that has been ugraded to a new version of Windows. You can only run sysprep on a custom (clean) install version of Windows"

    I don't know what to do, have i missed something or is there a way that i can fool windows into letting me boot to audit mode???

    thanks,

    Steve

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #271


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Steveyg777 View Post
    Hi there,

    This method sounds great!... except it doesn't work for me (YET hopefully anyway). I have installed Win 7 64 bit, upgraded to Win 8 Pro 64 bit and installed some applications and set things up how i like them a bit. When i type the commands to run Audit mode from Sysprep it says

    "sysprep cannot run on a computer that has been ugraded to a new version of Windows. You can only run sysprep on a custom (clean) install version of Windows"

    I don't know what to do, have i missed something or is there a way that i can fool windows into letting me boot to audit mode???

    thanks,

    Steve
    You have not missed anything, it's me who forgot to mention in the tutorial that an upgraded Windows cannot be sysprepped. I added this warning now to tutorial:

    warning   Warning
    An upgraded Windows cannot be sysprepped. As this method is based in sysprepping, this tutorial is valid only for Windows setups which have not been upgraded.

    This means that if you have for instance in-place upgraded Vista or Seven to Eight you cannot sysprep and this tutorial cannot be used in your case. The same applies if you have upgraded Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro.

    Notice that a repair install is also an upgrade install, so if you have ever done a repair install (= in-place upgrade to same edition), you cannot sysprep.


    Kari
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #272


    Thanks for notifying me [although it's not what i want to hear! lol]

    Is there not any other method you would recommend that is solid???

    i saw guides mentioning copying the directories and using symbolic links/Junction links. I also saw someone mention using an app that can do it easily at http://www.faronics.com/downloads/do...s/?product=IGS

    BTW What is the difference between symbolic links and junction links? and which am i best using for Win 8??? [i read somewhere that junction links are old but i see guides still saying to use them in their examples]

    Thanks

    Steve
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #273


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


    About the difference between junctions and symbolic links, see these articles:

    This method is the one I recommend when sysprepping is not possible: User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums.

    Kari
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #274


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    There are two major differences between symbolic links and junctions. The latter can't link to files (folders only) and network volumes (doesn't support UNC paths).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #275


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

    Tutorial updated for 8.1. Pro Preview


    The tutorial is now updated to include Windows 8.1 Pro Preview.

    All changes can be seen in step 2.2.2, everything else works with 8.1. exactly as it would work with 8 and 8 Pro.

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 29 Jun 2013 at 06:12. Reason: Short post, several typos :)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #276


    Posts : 3
    Win 8


    Dear

    I success to install users in D partition. I would like know the procedure to format and re install in C Windows, and save all my users folder with all link and date (spreadsheet, movie, picture ...).

    I noticed that, when I download an .exe with IE to install any programms always the extension is "_exe", I must change it manually. But with Mozilla no problem.

    Any idea?

    Thank you
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #277


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    If ive already followed this tutorial for windows 8 and want to upgrade to windows 8.1 when its released, will i need to do this again?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #278


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


    Hi Duxuforest, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    If you upgrade keeping your apps and files, no you don't have to do this again. If you do a clean install, then yes. In the latter case first backup your user files to an external drive, then wipe the drive where the Users main folder is located before proceeding.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #279


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Change the drive letter in wim:F: to that of your CD/DVD drive, USB stick or virtual drive containing your Windows 8 installation media (DVD/ISO). Notice that installation media has to be available to system when running sysprep.
    So if my PC came preinstalled with Windows 8 and no installation disk, what would I change the letter to? I believe the installation media would be on a partition in the main drive C so would I simply write it out as wim:C:? I just want to clarify before execution of the process so I don't mess anything up.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 28 of 70 FirstFirst ... 18262728293038 ... LastLast
User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk
Related Threads
Solved move User profiles to a different drive in Performance & Maintenance
Hi everyone, So I have a SSD that is loaded with my OS (C: ) and a HDD 1TB.(B: ) I would like to move the User profiles to the HDD. What is the best way to do this?
Don't move your Windows user profiles folder to another drive | ZDNet
Relocate User folders into Google drive folder? in User Accounts and Family Safety
My buddy wants me to relocate his Documents and Pictures folders (by going to Properties/Location tab/Move on those folders) so that they would be in his Google Drive folder, and thereby backed up automatically to the cloud. Has anyone here tried that, or have any thoughts about it? I know that...
I did a Clean Install on a new SSD Drive. When I tried the Relocate User Profiles to another Partition, the System gave me a message that I would have to re-install, but the Windows 8 CD will not re-install. What can I do?
How can I stop the libraries and user folder from expanding when I open Explorer? I used your example and removed the libraries folder, but I did not see one for the user folder.
I just installed chrome via the store on my fresh install and when I use chrome via the metro UI it has a different profile and when I use via the desktop it has a different profile. Its quite annoying as I cant use facebook properly. I have noticed facebook doesn't load properly when using...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook