Read this post.
Read this post.
By the way, if a 15 year veteran in IT must ask a question you just asked, maybe you should reconsider your chosen career?
Thank you very much for the information you've posted here. Thanks to this forum I've been using SYSPREP for some time whenever I setup a new machine for a user. I just installed Windows 10 Professional on a Dell Precision T3600 which has a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (OS and Programs) and 1TB WD1003FZEX (Data). I've attached copies of the .TXT file and .XML files that I use as a reference for folks to refer to if they'd like to do the same thing when performing a fresh install of Windows 10. As a *NOTE* people need to actually READ, yes READ the link which is included in the Win10ProCustomize.txt file; as they will have to change their .xml file to reference the correct edition of Windows 10 they are installing.
Now onto my question. After going through this complicated process for one of my users , they have decided the 1TB HDD isn't necessary. They would like me to move the Users folder back to the 850 EVO SSD and remove the 1TB WD spindle HDD. I've seen many posts in this thread regarding upgrades from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10, but is there a difference between using SYSPREP during the install (to move Users folder to alternate drive) then changing your mind after a successful installation?
I have no problem reading through the thread, I don't want to get confused with details that don't apply to what I need to accomplish.
Again, your tutorials have been invaluable to me. I greatly appreciate the time you have invested helping others learn. Thanks again, John from St. Louis
Last edited by JohnStl; 05 May 2016 at 10:02.
The long story involves me migrating an existing installation and having a bunch of permissions (e.g. on D:\Users for the 'All Application Packages' principal) not not being set. This meant that a number of W10 'apps' didn't run correctly. I was doing this using the TechBench 10586 image (with install.wim). An MS 'fix' ended up compounding the problem, so I decided to do a clean install of Windows...
With clean install (deleted all partitions), using the same iso (10586), I never get back to the OOBE screen after running sysprep. Instead it fails while on the Windows logo with a blank-body/blank-button error (X) dialog titled Windows Install. Escaping it gives 2 successive "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation" error messages. Escaping them causes a reboot and the loop restarts with the blank error dialog.
I tried this old fix, but it got me nowhere. Instead, I hung on the 'Just a moment' screen. Note that I did stop the (not actually running) wmp service. Note also that the ISO worked fine for a clean install. Do you have any experience with the 10586 build, or ideas on solutions?
Edit: I thought I'd mention that the DVD drive is attached via (Legacy) USB, but is bootable and mounts as specified (drive E: in my case).
Last edited by canufrank; 04 May 2016 at 23:03.
Anyway, this advice has been at the very beginning of Method One, Step One since then (see the highlighted paragraph):