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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #350


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    Unfortunately, you'll need to move the user profile back to C before upgrading to Windows 8.1. Afterwards, you could move it back to where you like if wanted.

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  2. #351


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Unfortunately, you'll need to move the user profile back to C before upgrading to Windows 8.1. Afterwards, you could move it back to where you like if wanted.
    Thanks, unfortunately, my User folder is about 3TB and my C is a small 256GB SSD
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  3. #352


    Texas
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by AzureShadow View Post
    Because I moved my user folder off my SSD (C:/) and onto my HDD (D:/) it looks like I can't install windows 8.1.

    Anyone know of a way around this or am I going to have to move my user folder back to C:/ install 8.1 then move back to D:/?

    No way around this I'm right now moving all my profiles back to the C drive so I can install Windows 8.1
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  4. #353


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    You could move the files (music, pictures, documents, etc) out to another location for now to not take as much space.
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  5. #354


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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You could move the files (music, pictures, documents, etc) out to another location for now to not take as much space.

    Wish I remembered to do that before I entered OOBE
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  6. #355


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Whats the easiest way to move the profiles back to C and then back to D?

    Since we did this via SYSPREP, the way to undo it would be to copy the user profile to C and then change it in the registry and restart correct?

    Glad I checked this thread when I saw the "dreaded" windows 8.1 can't update message cause of user or program files being on a different partition.
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  7. #356


    Texas
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Sikh View Post
    Whats the easiest way to move the profiles back to C and then back to D?

    Since we did this via SYSPREP, the way to undo it would be to copy the user profile to C and then change it in the registry and restart correct?

    Glad I checked this thread when I saw the "dreaded" windows 8.1 can't update message cause of user or program files being on a different partition.
    You would need to do sysprep again and change the profile directory back to C then enter audit mode and then OOBE mode. During the welcome setup a temp account and login to the regular account. Then download Windows 8.1 and install it. I'm on this step right now. My next step is to then run sysprep again and change the profile directory back
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  8. #357


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    Hello Sikh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Correct, you would basically use the same procedure as if you were moving it to C.
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  9. #358


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thank you challgren! Let me know how it goes for you. I won't be able to do this for another 5 hours, so I'm hoping everything goes well for you .
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  10. #359


    Texas
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Sikh View Post
    Thank you challgren! Let me know how it goes for you. I won't be able to do this for another 5 hours, so I'm hoping everything goes well for you .
    As Brink said move your large docs and files to a different directory to save time when Windows moves the files back. It took almost 40 minutes to move all my docs to my SSD drive
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