1.    08 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    Win 10 upgrade dilemma


    I originally used the sysprep method (from eightforums) to move my user profile to a different drive (E: drive) in win 8.1. My dilemma is do I move my user profile back to the C: drive (win drive) before upgrading to win 10 ? or just upgrade as it would seem this is possible if I have understood correctly.
    Can any one tell me the pros and cons of both methods to help me to decide what to do please?
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  2.    08 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2,552
    10 Pro

    I can't think of any benefits in relocating it back unless you wanted to do it anyway irrespective of the upgrade. If you want your user folders to remain on the E drive, to move them back, upgrade, then relocate them back again is a lot of effort for no gain (and there is always the risk of making a typo and having to repeat steps).

    If you look at this thread Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Page 8 - Windows 10 Forums there are plenty of people that upgraded without relocating back first. (There are a lot of comments to trawl through but no-one had a problem, including me).

    Similarly once on 10 you don't need to relocate back before doing an in-place upgrade or upgrading the release build.

    You would have to relocate ProgramData directory back if you had moved it though - but that was only possible on Windows 7 and earlier anyway as far as I remember.
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