Windows 10: Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10  

  1.    1 Day Ago #1050

    I tried to create a backup in Windows Recovery Environment using this command:
    wbadmin start backup -backupTarget: D: -include:C: -allCritical -quiet
    However, I got an error message:
    "Troubleshooting information for BMR: Recover the Operating System or Full Server

    Warning: START BACKUP command is not supported in Windows Recovery Environment.

    The backup operation stopped before completing.
    The operation ended before completion.
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  2. Posts : 4
    CentOS7, Windows 10 as VMware virtual machine
       18 Hours Ago #1051

    Jamesray15hr said: View Post
    I edited my message. If you have more specific feedback, please let me know, otherwise, I don't know how to improve my post. Considering that I can't sign into my computer and can't reset the PC or seem to do anything else to get it working, I would appreciate it if you could help me.
    Jamesray15hr, the way I got things working again was to restore from the recovery drive, and start again. As my installation was new anyway it was just as quick to do that. Sorry I can't be of any more help.
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    CentOS7, Windows 10 as VMware virtual machine
       18 Hours Ago #1052

    A few notes from my recent experiences with Creators Update. I had a new PC to set up which came with an OEM version of Windows. I had 2 or 3 attempts to get things right, but having been through it all now, this is how I will approach things the next time I have an OEM machine to set up:

    1. When you first turn the machine on, let the OEM installation complete. This will mean that your user profiles are on the SSD drive (C), and that your copy of windows gets activated.
    2. Create your relocate.xml file as per the tutorial, and save it in the root of the drive that you want your user profiles to be on
    3. Download and burn to DVD (or bootable USB) the latest version of Windows 10.
    4. Boot to your installation media, and perform a full installation of Windows 10, deleting the OEM installation. I deleted all the partitions on Drive 0 (SSD), but left everything on Drive 1 (HD) alone.
    5. Disconnect your network cable. After the PC rebooted for the second time I found that if my network cable was attached, then the installation did not stop at 'Connecting' as shown in the Creators video. It only did it if the network cable was unplugged.
    6. Start a command prompt as per the video.
    7. I found at this stage that Win + X did not work. I don't know why, so I just winged it from this point.
    8. Because the relocate.xml file is already on the HD, then enter the sysprep command as per the tutorial.
    9. Sysprep works its magic, and I ended up with a clean installation with the user profiles on the HD rather than the SSD.
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  4.    10 Hours Ago #1053

    I got it working. I'm so relieved. I reset all the drives, then installed Windows on custom advanced (I got a compatibility report when I tried the recommended install option), installing Windows on the only non-reserved partition of the SSD. I had to work this out myself! I couldn't fix it with Windows Tech Support.

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    Last edited by Jamesray15hr; 8 Hours Ago at 18:57.
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  5.    8 Hours Ago #1054

    I was worried that resetting on all drives would clear my external HDD, but that didn't happen.

    I am trying to relocate the users folder again. I got to step 11. Here is my motherboard, an ASUS P8H61-I: It doesn't mention that it has UEFI 2.0.

    I tried to do the steps for an existing installation again, after clicking use express settings, I got to the same screen as before: sign in with other users. So I will reset all drives again and try again with method 1, moving from a clean install.

    I couldn't reset all drives (just choosing to remove all files, not doing a full clean). So I tried to boot from the disc, and install. I got to the step where it asks me where to install Windows. For step 13, I'm wary of deleting drives on OEM software.
    Last edited by Jamesray15hr; 6 Hours Ago at 21:45.
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  6.    6 Hours Ago #1055

    Thanks for the tip, I will try to delete all disk 0 (SSD) partitions, and disconnected the external HDD.
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  7.    6 Hours Ago #1056

    Peasantmk2 said: View Post
    [*]Boot to your installation media, and perform a full installation of Windows 10, deleting the OEM installation. I deleted all the partitions on Drive 0 (SSD), but left everything on Drive 1 (HD) alone. [/LIST]
    Thanks for the tip, that alleviates my concern about doing this on OEM software.
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  8.    4 Hours Ago #1057

    I got to the admin account after installing and rebooting in audit mode, renamed the drive letters (D for the external drive with the unmodified answers file saved as relocate.xml [all files], W for the disk drive), ran the sysprep in elevated command prompt (after net stop ws... which wasn't started), and the system rebooted with an error message.

    So much trouble. I'll try to create a system image, which I haven't done, but I don't think that will help, it will just make it easier to recover (although it's a clean install anyway). Maybe I should just manually move stuff to the external drive.

    I don't have Creators Update.

    Hip hip hooray I finally got it working with users on D. There was a Windows.old and users folder on D so I moved or deleted them to a sub-folder on D and redid the sysprep. I was able to browse on Edge for a while, but headphones wouldn't work (they worked before and they still work with my phone) but now I can't even open it, or Start. I can't sign in as an administrator.
    Last edited by Jamesray15hr; 1 Hour Ago at 02:31.
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