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Need help copying/modifying default profile.

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Need help copying/modifying default profile.


    I'm trying to set up a Windows 8 image. I want to edit the default profile so that when a new user signs on, they have the settings that I choose. In Windows 7 Pro, we could log on with a dummy account, edit the profile how we wanted it, then just copy and paste the information into the Default User Profile. With 8, when we do this, it doesn't always work. Most of the time, once it's on the domain, domain users cannot sign in. Or when they do sign in, the Metro tiles don't work. If anyone has found a good way to edit and set up the default profile I would love to hear it.

    Thanks

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


    Hi BigMattAttack, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    It's easiest done in Audit Mode while setting up the Windows for an image. As the method is exactly the same in Windows 8 as in Windows 7, our tutorials for this can be found on our sister forums the Seven Forums:

    Kari
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks Kari, while it's not the answer I was looking for, it did work and in the future we will be using the SYSPREP method. Thank you for your assistance.
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