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User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk

  1. #460


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by marvin View Post
    That worked as you said it would but - I am now trying to upgrade to windows 8.1 and I get a message that says "Sorry it looks like this PC can't run Windows 8.1. This might be because the Users or Program Files Folder is being redirected to another partition." (the code is 0xc1900102). I only redirected Users (as you recommended).

    Any thought on how I can upgrade to 8.1?
    As have been told several times in this thread, you cannot upgrade if some of the system folders (Users in this case) are located outside the system drive.

    The question has also been answered several times, for instance in this post: User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk. (See the bottom half of that post, my answer to member ScottThePilgrim​.)

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  2. #461


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    windows 8

    Ok


    I wrote anther script to redirect back to c:

    I understand that I cannot redirect now that I have upgraded to 8.1

    Seems like the "solution" in your tutorial is a bit irrelevant now that Windows doesn't allow this kind of thing.
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  3. #462


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


    Quote Originally Posted by marvin View Post
    I wrote anther script to redirect back to c:

    I understand that I cannot redirect now that I have upgraded to 8.1

    Seems like the "solution" in your tutorial is a bit irrelevant now that Windows doesn't allow this kind of thing.
    How does it make this "solution" (wondering those quotation marks you used?) irrelevant? This method works as described for all of those installing either 8 or 8.1 or getting a new computer shipped with 8 or 8.1.

    Also, when upgrading 8 to 8.1, if you had bothered to browse this thread a bit more instead of just jumping to the end of it to post your questions and opinions, you would have found this post to explain how to work around the "no sysprepping an upgraded Windows" rule; although answering another question, it tells exactly what to do to make sysprep work on an upgraded Windows 8 & 8.1.

    So, I fail to see irrelevancy of this method. It works well and has helped quite a number of users.

    Kari
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  4. #463


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    Windows 7


    I've used this on my windows 7 pc and it work flawlessly but, everything has messed up after I ran a check disk and system restore. Windows gives error stating that it doesnt recognize the users folder plus, startup programs stops working including the explorer.exe. Those errors occurs everytime I login. Does refollowing this procedure will solve the problem? I'm worried that it may overwrite the existing users folder. I do not have any spare drive so I cant backup my files.
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  5. #464


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


    Are you talking about Windows 7? In that case post your issue in here: User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation - Windows 7 Help Forums

    If this process is done properly, both CHKDSK and System restore work without issues. Please post a more detailed problem description either her (Windows 8) or following the link above (Windows 7). You need to tell everything what you have done, any error messages you get and so on.

    Kari
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  6. #465


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Yep, I'm talking about Windows 7.

    I'll repost my issue there along with details.
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  7. #466


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 Pro [x64]


    Can be possible to move Program Files and Program Files (x86) changing first the registry keys and then, move with robocopy?

    I can't figure out how to move Program Files and Program Files (x86) with this method :-(
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  8. #467


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


    Quote Originally Posted by adolphus View Post
    Can be possible to move Program Files and Program Files (x86) changing first the registry keys and then, move with robocopy?

    I can't figure out how to move Program Files and Program Files (x86) with this method :-(
    Hi Adolphus, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Moving Program Files and Program Files (x86) to another location than system drive is so absolutely, utterly bad idea, however experienced user you might be, that I refuse even to discuss about it. If you want to break your Windows, make it unusable, there's lots of easier methods to do it.

    Kari
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  9. #468


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 Pro [x64]


    Hey Kari, thanks for the welcome :-)

    I don't believe that moving these two folders break Windows. I mean, If registry has the control over the paths, I don't understand why I'm going to make my Windows unusable.

    Anyway, I don't want to have in my ssd another stuff that it'll not be Windows, that's why I want to move these two folders...
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  10. #469


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


    You are of course entitled to do whatever you want to with your Windows. However, in Windows 8, the Users folder is the only system folder which can be relocated without issues. That's all I have to say about this subject. Really.
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