Windows 10: Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 but Users Folder on second drive Solved

  1.    29 Jul 2016 #1

    Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 but Users Folder on second drive


    I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

    Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.
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    W10Prox64
       29 Jul 2016 #2

    andrew124C41 said: View Post
    I want to upgrade before the deadline. However, I moved the users folder to a second drive. I don't know if I used a program which modified the registry or a sysprep script that I wrote. I had heard that one could upgrade without moving the folder back but I am not sure that is true. I tried to upgrade to win 10 but it did not complete. Any advice appreciated.

    Do I run sysprep in reverse. Not sure how to do that.
    Probably the best thing to do right now, is download what you need, and throw in an empty drive, disconnect all other drives, and clean install W10, then use your W7 key to activate it once you get to the desktop. Also, skip checking for updates at the beginning of the install, because the servers are being hammered now, and you'll just sit there idle, while nothing happens.

    If you must review the failure log, it can be found at
    C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log

    You'll need to show hidden system files to find it, and you'll need to copy it to someplace else in order to open it.

    7:40 to go. No time to lose.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       30 Jul 2016 #3

    Have moved the whole users folder i.e. c:\users\myname to the other drive or just the My Documents etc. folders. If the latter you should be OK. Some people have reported upgrade problems if the the former applies.
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  4.    01 Aug 2016 #4

    Steve C said: View Post
    Have moved the whole users folder i.e. c:\users\myname to the other drive or just the My Documents etc. folders. If the latter you should be OK. Some people have reported upgrade problems if the the former applies.
    Yes, I reviewed what I did and I had written a script which moved the entire users folder to a separate drive.

    I started the upgrade process Friday evening then left my office and when I came this morning...all was well. The install did recognized (as well it should) the placement of the users folder.

    Unfortunately, my Win 7 had gotten messy so I am going to play with Win 7 for awhile and see if I will do a clean install of it or go back to Win 7.

    Thanks for your help
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