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  1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2016-01-06 #340

    Hello Kari,

    First thanks a lot for this tutorial.
    I'm planning to clean reinstall Windows 10 Pro using an ISO a downloaded using Media creation tool.

    The ISO does not contain the install.win file. It contains an install.esd

    Should I clean install with my Win 10 Pro ISO then follow method 2 using the ISO file located here Tech Bench ?

    Or should I clean install directly from the last mentionned ISO then use method 1?
    In that case, what version of Windows will I get?

    Thank you for help :-)

    Good evening from Switzreland.

    Thomas
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,092
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-01-06 #341

    swissts said: View Post
    I'm planning to clean reinstall Windows 10 Pro using an ISO a downloaded using Media creation tool. The ISO does not contain the install.win file. It contains an install.esd
    You can download an ISO image containing the install.wim file from here: Tech Bench
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2016-01-07 #342

    Hello Kari,

    Thank you for your quick reply.


    Sorry if asking again, I don't know what to choose.


    Should I clean install with my Win 10 Pro ISO
    then follow method 2
    using the ISO file located at
    Tech Bench ?

    Or should I clean install directly from the last mentionned ISO then use method 1?
    In that case, what version of Windows will I get?

    Thanks a lot,

    Thomas
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,092
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-01-07 #343

    You can clean install Windows 10 Pro from the ISO you made with the Media Creation Tool and boot to the Audit Mode as told in Method One.

    When in Audit Mode the easiest way is then to copy the install.wim from the Tech Bench ISO to the same drive you will use for your Users folder. If for instance you will move your Users folder to drive X:, copy the install.wim file to the root of the drive X:, then edit the CPI Source line in answer file to be like this:

    Code:
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:X:\install.wim#Windows 10 Pro" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    When done and you boot first time to your desktop with your own user account, simply delete the install.wim file from the X: drive.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2016-01-08 #344

    Hello, Kari, your tutorial is great, I saw the video as well, I really don't know why is not working for me.. I did a clean install, everything processed fine but after the sysprep command, when I restarted windows, I wen't through the steps then I selected express setup and I got this error message:

    Explorer.exe Application error. The instruction at 0x00007FFF64B0CCG0 referrenced memory at 0x0000000000000000. The memory could be read. Click on OK to terminate the program.

    Then a black screen and only the mouse is working, I tried to use Win + E, Ctrl + Alt + Del but still nothing happens..

    This is the xml I used:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="oobeSystem">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" 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>
    <ProgramData>D:\ProgramData</ProgramData>
    </FolderLocations>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:E:\sources\install.wim#Windows 10" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    EDIT:

    I see on the install.wim# I have "Windows 10" maybe this is the problem? I have installed Windows 10 Home, should I write "install.wim#Windows 10 Home" instead?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,092
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-01-08 #345

    panosru said: View Post
    I did a clean install, everything processed fine but after the sysprep command, when I restarted windows, I wen't through the steps then I selected express setup and I got this error message:
    Hi Panosru, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    The error message is not because of the Sysprep process, nor because of an error in the answer file which in your case is totally correct. the message hints about issues in the install media.

    My suggestion: download the install media again, burn it to a DVD or a USB flash drive, and perform a clean install again. See this tutorial fro downloading the install ISO file: Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2016-01-08 #346

    Hello Kari, thank you for your fast reply,

    This is the way I have downloaded the ISO and burned it into DVD-R, I did the installation and it worked fine then I tried to find out how can I move the users folder and I found your tutorial so I decided to re-install windows and proceed with your tutorial, so I believe that the installation media is not an issue, as I installed from the same DVD-R my mac Macbook on my second partition where I don't need to move Users folder and windows works just fine there...

    What I'm doing now is I created a second xml "relocate-back.xml" and I put back Users and ProgramData folder and restart windows, I will see if I receive the error message from the explorer again, if not then I will try to relocate Users and ProgramData folder by following second method of your tutorial, from an already installed windows installation.

    EDIT:
    I relocated back Users and ProgramData folders and now it asks me to create a user account, so, so-far so good, I will try to relocate again to Driver D and see if I will get error messages again.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 6
    windows 10 x64
       2016-01-09 #347

    Renaming a User Account that has been moved from C to E


    Hi, Kari. I'm new to the TenForum and find it an invaluable resource. THANKS, so much for doing this.

    I have recently gotten win 10 to install correctly, after 2 previous messed up attempts. Luckily I backed up all my data files and program settings. My PC is set up with a 250GB SSD as my boot (win 10) drive, C:, and I have several other internal drives. I want to relocate my Users folder to my E: drive and will follow Method 2 to do this. Keeping in mind the potential problem of the moved Users account not working correctly (Start button not working, etc), my issue is that I want the username on this (home) PC, let's call it Bob, to be the same as the username I use on my WORK PC (Bob). Unfortunately, I have already set up my home PC with my work username (Bob). So, when I create a new user on my HOME PC, I will have to use a different name, let's call it Joe. Is there a way I can rename this new home account from Joe back to Bob?

    Thanks...
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,092
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-01-09 #348

    radar said: View Post
    Hi, Kari. I'm new to the TenForum and find it an invaluable resource. THANKS, so much for doing this.

    I have recently gotten win 10 to install correctly, after 2 previous messed up attempts. Luckily I backed up all my data files and program settings. My PC is set up with a 250GB SSD as my boot (win 10) drive, C:, and I have several other internal drives. I want to relocate my Users folder to my E: drive and will follow Method 2 to do this. Keeping in mind the potential problem of the moved Users account not working correctly (Start button not working, etc), my issue is that I want the username on this (home) PC, let's call it Bob, to be the same as the username I use on my WORK PC (Bob). Unfortunately, I have already set up my home PC with my work username (Bob). So, when I create a new user on my HOME PC, I will have to use a different name, let's call it Joe. Is there a way I can rename this new home account from Joe back to Bob?

    Thanks...
    Hi Radar, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    There is an easy workaround to do what you want to, use the Sysprep method to relocate the Users folder on an existing Windows installation keeping the username you want to. As you have read in this tutorial thread, this quite often makes Start and Search non-functioning for the existing user accounts but all new accounts work perfectly.

    The workaround involves disabling your existing user accounts before starting the Sysprep process, sysprepping, then re-activating the accounts. See this video, it shows the complete process:


    (Video from the Ten Forums Windows video thread.)

    Kari
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  10. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-01-12 #349

    swissts said: View Post
    using the ISO file located at Tech Bench ?
    It seems like getting a .WIM file is a problem now. Because the link to the Tech Bench page no longer works

    P.S. Sorry. Seems like some temporary problems took place. The page is reachable again.
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