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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #420


    Mt. Crumpit cave
    Posts : 108
    Win 7 Ult X64 SP1


    User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

    Very good to know this work-around Kari, thanks!

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  2. #421


    Posts : 9
    8.1; 64-bit Operating System


    I am now up and running again. I might get the courage to try sysprep per you demo above. My issue was I was so stuck in audit mode I could not get to the refresh and as the win 8 came with the computer I could not simply reinstall and for some reason I could not access my saved info on my back HHD. So finally I did get a tech at microsoft who realized that the value for audit in the registry needed to be changed from 1 to 0 so I could restart my machine and return to the normal welcome screen.
    My frustration is when I had returned to win 8 from win 8.1 upgrade with the refresh I should have been back to a clean version in my way of thinking. So either the company just put an upgraded win 8 on my machine when they put in the new HHD or when I upgraded initially to win 8.1 when I got it back the audit registry was changed then. Who knows but the company is being notified of this issue. I certainly appreciate the work you have put in and I know others are going to appreciate all your work. Thank you so much. Kari. This has been a great learning experience for me. I have worked with computers all my working life but it has been a long time since I have worked within them ... it has be sort of fun.
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  3. #422


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 PRO

    New install Win 8.1 prollid.


    Good day, I've tried using this trick to move my Users dir to the D drive.
    But when the system reboots after I left the audit mode the windows installer halts and gives the following eror message.
    It can't pharse the script in c:\Windows\Phanter\Unattend.xml. The script isn't va
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  4. #423


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 PRO


    Good day,
    I've tried using this trick to relocate my Users folder to the D:\ drive.
    The manual is very clear so just followed it.
    But when I leave the AUDIT mode (as indicated in the manual.
    The system reboots and doesn't start where it left of, it reports a error.
    The script can't be pharsed "C:\windows\Phanter\unattend.xml"
    I've checked the script several times and used the relocate.rar from the site but doesn't matter.
    Please let me know what I can do to resolve this problem.
    Regards Hans
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  5. #424


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


    Hi Hans, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    That error message means one of three things:

    1. The answer file or sysprep command has a syntax error
    -- OR --
    2. The D: drive does not exist or is unformatted
    -- OR --
    3. A reference path is wrong or missing, for instance you give a wrong path to your answer file in sysprep command or the install.wim file is not located where the answer file tells it is

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 13 Mar 2014 at 18:02. Reason: Typos
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  6. #425


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 PRO


    Hello Kari,

    The D:\ drive is pressent and formatted (when the fault accours I opened (with shift F10) a command prompt and checked for the drives. Both the drive asn the WIM location where correct. In my case the J drive.

    And I copied the file from the rar and changed only the lines indicated in the manual.

    The script is as follows:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="oobeSystem">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <FolderLocations>
    <ProfilesDirectory>D:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
    </FolderLocations>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpifflineImage cpi:source="wim:J:/sources/install.wim#Windows 8.1 PRO" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>

    Hans
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  7. #426


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


    Please attach setupact.log and setuperr.log files to a post, I will check them. Both files can be found in folder C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther.

    Our sister forum the Seven Forums has a tutorial about how to upload a file to your post, the principle is same here: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Kari
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  8. #427


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 PRO


    Kari,

    Here are the files:

    setuperr.zip

    Hans
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  9. #428


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


    OK. It's quite late, it might be I am not able to respond tonight but I promise I'll go them through as soon as possible and post here what I find.
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  10. #429


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


    Posted too soon the above, it might be we can fix this tonight. I would like to see the sysprep command you use, exatly as you typed it to Command Prompt.

    Use the CODE tags to post it: [CODE]Your Sysprep command here exactly as you typed it when sysprepping[/CODE]. It produces a clear code view showing your command and nothing else:

    Code:
    Your Sysprep command here exactly as you typed it when sysprepping
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