Windows 10: Help with moving the Users folder for an upgrade (to 64bit from 32bit) Solved


  1. Posts : 148
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
       07 Dec 2017 #1

    Help with moving the Users folder for an upgrade (to 64bit from 32bit)


    Trying to follow the Tutorial 'Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10' and, at the beginning of the tutorial, it states:
    'You can download a Windows 10 ISO image with the install.wim file needed for this procedure by following instructions in this tutorial (Option One): Windows 10 ISO Download'

    I used Media Creation to download and burn a DVD of the Win 10 Pro 64bit .iso but I looked through the DVD and couldn't find any install.wim file.

    What did I do wrong that it didn't download with the rest of the .iso files?
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  2. Posts : 2,252
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       07 Dec 2017 #2

    look for install.esd under Sources folder instead of install.wim
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  3. Posts : 5,459
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       07 Dec 2017 #3

    rzn6jw said: View Post
    Trying to follow the Tutorial 'Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10' and, at the beginning of the tutorial, it states:
    'You can download a Windows 10 ISO image with the install.wim file needed for this procedure by following instructions in this tutorial (Option One): [/FONT]Windows 10 ISO Download'

    I used Media Creation to download and burn a DVD of the Win 10 Pro 64bit .iso but I looked through the DVD and couldn't find any install.wim file.[/FONT]
    topgundcp said: View Post
    look for install.esd under Sources folder instead of install.wim
    The install.esd (electronic software distribution) and install.wim (windows image) both contain the windows source files and are interchangeable for most purposes (certainly for a normal windows install). The Media Creation Tool makes an ISO using the esd form because it is a more compressed format and reduces the size of the download.

    There are a few more complicated operations where only an install.wim will do. I'm not sure if @Kari's tutorial is one of those cases. If so, there is another way you can download an ISO from Microsoft.

    Go to Microsoft's Download Windows 10 page using Edge. Now use the F12 Developers Tools and on the Emulation tab set the 'User Agent String' to 'Apple Safari (iPad)'. The page then changes to one offering direct ISO downloads, and that one has an install.wim in it.
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  4. Posts : 148
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       07 Dec 2017 #4

    Hey, thanks for the great information. Am trying the Edge version right now.

    Thanks again! Really appreciated.
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  5. Posts : 13,457
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 Dec 2017 #5

    rzn6jw said: View Post
    Trying to follow the Tutorial 'Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10' and, at the beginning of the tutorial, it states:
    'You can download a Windows 10 ISO image with the install.wim file needed for this procedure by following instructions in this tutorial (Option One): Windows 10 ISO Download'

    I used Media Creation to download and burn a DVD of the Win 10 Pro 64bit .iso but I looked through the DVD and couldn't find any install.wim file.

    What did I do wrong that it didn't download with the rest of the .iso files?
    My apologies, I thought I had removed that from the tutorial as there no longer is any reason to have install.wim file available. I will edit the tutorial now.

    Thanks for bringing this in my attention.

    Kari


    EDIT:

    Tutorial edited. It now says as follows, reference to install.wim removed:

    To clean install Windows 10, see this tutorial: Windows 10 - Clean Install

    If you don't have install media for Windows 10, see download instructions in this tutorial: Windows 10 ISO Download
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