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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #400


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8, Arch Linux


    Hi Kari, I just bought a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1 installed on it. It didn't come with any installation media. I have no CD-ROM or USB media. You mentioned that I need need to change the "F:" to my install media... which I don't have! What do I do now?

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  2. #401


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


    Hi Trusktr, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Simple answer: You must have valid install media, located in a drive told in last line of the answer file (highlighted):
    Code:
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:F:/sources/install.wim#Windows 8"
    You cannot sysprep without install media.

    Kari
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  3. #402


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8, Arch Linux


    Bummer. Well thanks for the reply!
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  4. #403


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8, Arch Linux


    Hey Kari, how do I disable Sysprep from starting every single time I boot (logs into the Administrator user)? Or maybe the question is: how do I turn of audit mode?
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  5. #404


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


    Quote Originally Posted by trusktr View Post
    Hey Kari, how do I disable Sysprep from starting every single time I boot (logs into the Administrator user)? Or maybe the question is: how do I turn of audit mode?
    Do as told in tutorial, step 2.3.
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  6. #405


    Posts : 9
    8.1; 64-bit Operating System


    I just updated my ASUS netbook (after they had to install a new HHD) from 8 to 8.1. Can I still move the users to the data D partition as described above? When I press win key + X I do see Command Prompt (Admin) but when I use start up for the updated 8.1 I only see plain old "Windows PowerShell".
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  7. #406


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


    Hi DebE, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    If the Win 8 to 8.1 was done as an update, yes you can. If it was done as an upgrade install, you can't as an upgraded Windows cannot be sysprepped.

    You can also open administrative (elevated) Command Prompt by pressing Win + Q to open Charms bar search and typing CMD in the search field, then right clicking the Command Prompt and selecting Run as administrator:

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  8. #407


    Posts : 9
    8.1; 64-bit Operating System


    Thank you Kari. I do have one more question ... Is it more efficient to move the user files as you describe above, than to create files on the data drive then do a change location? Which will file history work more reliably?
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  9. #408


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


    For the file history it's the same, it works with both methods.

    The difference is that when done as told in this tutorial, absolutely everything on the main profile folder including all its subfolders is moved with one command for all existing and future users and you only will have to do it once and forget:

    • All user profile are moved with all their subfolders
    • Also the Public user folder is moved with its subfolders
    • Temp, AppData, media and document folders are moved, everything inside the main Users folder
    • All future users will automatically be created on the drive specified while sysprepping instead of the C:\Users
    • And so on...

    Doing it manually using Folder Properties > Location tab > Move you have to do this separately for each folder and user. For instance moving user Cain's Documents folder to D:\Cain\Documents only moves that folder but leaves all other Cain's user folders on C:\Users\Cain and does not move user Abel's Documents folder, and when a new user Eve is later created on the same computer it will be created on C:\Users whereas doing as told in this tutorial the user Eve would automatically be created on D: (or any drive selected by user).
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  10. #409


    Posts : 9
    8.1; 64-bit Operating System


    Thanks again Kari I will do per tutorial. If I mess up yet again I know I am very good at refreshing my wee computer
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