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  1.    21 Feb 2016 #400
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    Win 10

    Yes, it's totally OK. You can leave it as it is, or change it, as you wish. Everything saved in your user profile folder will in any case be saved on E: drive.
    Maybe it could be useful to have this explanation also at the end of the tutorial.
    Thank you for the great tutorial and help!
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  2.    21 Feb 2016 #401
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro

    Has there been any kind of change to this process from a few months ago?

    I'm trying to follow these instructions on Windows 10 Pro build 10240 and it seems like Windows is ignoring the instructions of the answers.xml file.

    There is no error message that pops up and I'm following these instructions exactly. But Windows is not creating the new users directory where I want it to. I even went ahead and created the Users directory in the place that I want to but nothing is being put there but instead Windows is still creating new users on the main OS drive.

    Additionally I'm making sure to do this with the system in Audit mode by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + F3 and while in that mode, I'm using the disk management system to make sure the drive letters are correct.
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  3.    21 Feb 2016 #402
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,980
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by retched View Post
    There is no error message that pops up and I'm following these instructions exactly. But Windows is not creating the new users directory where I want it to. I even went ahead and created the Users directory in the place that I want to but nothing is being put there but instead Windows is still creating new users on the main OS drive.
    No error messages but the relocation of the Users folder ignored can only mean a value of a parameter in answer file is wrong, or other user made mistake.

    Please post the answer file you are using and a screenshot of your Disk Management. In addition please tell if you are installing a 32 or 64 bit Windows, and where and how you got the install media?

    Kari
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  4.    21 Feb 2016 #403
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    No error messages but the relocation of the Users folder ignored can only mean a value of a parameter in answer file is wrong, or other user made mistake.

    Please post the answer file you are using and a screenshot of your Disk Management. In addition please tell if you are installing a 32 or 64 bit Windows, and where and how you got the install media?

    Kari
    Thank you. This is the 64-bit Windows 10 Professional. I obtained the ISO from the Windows tool that was released last year to aid people in the upgrade. This is being done as a fresh install.

    Here is a copy of my .XML file:

    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>F:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
    </FolderLocations>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:G:\sources\install.wim#Windows 10 Pro" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    Here is a screenshot of my disk management.



    UPDATE: I forgot I stopped myself in the middle of a third attempt at either of these two methods. THIS is how the drive is aligned now. Drive G is the CD-drive, Drive H is the USB drive I'm using to hold the relocate file.
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  5.    21 Feb 2016 #404
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    You are absolutely sure you have 64 bit install media? You have checked that the installed system is 64 bit, and that the install media you are using to sysprep is 64 bit?

    Checking the bit version when Windows is installed:
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    Check the install media with this command in an elevated (admin) command prompt, replacing the drive letter (K: in this example) with the correct one:
    Code:
    dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:K:\sources\install.wim /index:1
    Click image for larger version. 

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  6.    21 Feb 2016 #405
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Son of a... I could've swore I downloaded and installed a 64-bit installer...

    Okay found the Windows Install Tool... Made DAMN sure I chose the 64-Bit installer.

    I can't use the dism tool, I keep getting told "File not found." I searched the G:\sources\ directory to find out that I don't have a install.wim file but rather I have an install.esd file instead. Is that what is causing me problems?

    EDIT: Here is the culprit .WIM file of the installer I used. I guess somehow/some reason I made a 32-bit version:

    Code:
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.10240.16384
    Details for image : G:\sources\install.wim
    Index : 1
    Name : Windows 10 Home
    Description : Windows 10 Home
    Size : 9,333,934,255 bytes
    WIM Bootable : No
    Architecture : x86
    Hal : acpiapic
    Version : 10.0.10240
    ServicePack Build : 16384
    ServicePack Level : 0
    Edition : Core
    Installation : Client
    ProductType : WinNT
    ProductSuite : Terminal Server
    System Root : WINDOWS
    Directories : 14256
    Files : 76558
    Created : 9/9/2015 - 11:47:26 PM
    Modified : 10/22/2015 - 10:58:57 PM
    Languages :
            en-US (Default)
    The operation completed successfully.
    Is there a way to check install.esd?
    Last edited by retched; 21 Feb 2016 at 19:26.
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  7.    21 Feb 2016 #406
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    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro

    Another Update: So I went ahead and downloaded the Windows Media Tool from here. However, when I went to look at the ISO that it made, it burned an install.esd file instead of install.wim. I went ahead and converted and noticed that I get this now when I check it. Will this change the steps in anyway? (I noticed that its saying Technical Preview instead of just Pro but it is x64 version.)

    Code:
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.10240.16384
    Details for image : D:\install.wim
    Index : 1
    Name : Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview
    Description : Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview
    Size : 13,905,900,578 bytes
    WIM Bootable : No
    Architecture : x64
    Hal : <undefined>
    Version : 10.0.10586
    ServicePack Build : 0
    ServicePack Level : 0
    Edition : Professional
    Installation : Client
    ProductType : WinNT
    ProductSuite : Terminal Server
    System Root : WINDOWS
    Directories : 19312
    Files : 98317
    Created : 10/30/2015 - 4:27:01 AM
    Modified : 2/21/2016 - 7:50:34 PM
    Languages :
            en-US (Default)
    The operation completed successfully.
    After blindly working through the night... I got this to work! There is a link available on the first page of this tutorial that will take you to the Windows site to download a "special" installer... Ended up using that. Even though the WIM read as Technical Preview, I didn't need to change anything besides "Windows 10 Pro"... Other than that, it worked out well. Thanks!
    Last edited by retched; 21 Feb 2016 at 23:25.
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  8.    22 Feb 2016 #407
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by retched View Post
    After blindly working through the night... I got this to work! There is a link available on the first page of this tutorial that will take you to the Windows site to download a "special" installer... Ended up using that. Even though the WIM read as Technical Preview, I didn't need to change anything besides "Windows 10 Pro"... Other than that, it worked out well. Thanks!
    Good to know you got it working. I had to go to bed 2 AM my time (I'm six hours ahead yours), then start my day today with a visit to see my doctor, had a bit bad conscience leaving you to post what I asked and wait for a reply .
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  9.    22 Feb 2016 #408
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    First, thanks Kari, it worked nearly as expected and I ended up with Users folder relocated.


    Just a few comments you may wanna check by your own:

    My first try after installing Windows 10 Pro x64 using "10.0.10586 (th2_release.151029-1700)" with German language used your Method two. I ended up with relocated Users folder plus the extra admin accounts folder on D: which wasn't removable plus my original admin account (no Microsoft account) split between C: and D:. I have to confess while D: had no Users folder it wasn't empty before the attempt.

    As installation doesn't take long I've decided to give Method one a try and it worked nearly as expected. Before installation I wiped out D: with Disk Management to prevent mismatches. Relocation ended with C: having no Users folder anymore. D: had an additional folder named after my admin account "myadmin.DESKTOP-xxxxxxx" which I had no problem to delete.

    You may consider to simplify the process using a batch file i.e. "sysprep.bat" which I put beside "relocate.xml" on the usb drive. No need for copy'n'paste or typing, just prepare it before starting the whole process. You could use parameters for "D:" and the source installation drive but in case using notepad for editing seems ok.
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  10.    26 Feb 2016 #409
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 7
    Win10 Pro

    After moving profile to Drive D, If I have to can Win10 be reinstalled


    Hi, Can win10 Pro X64 (what is installed) be installed over the moved profile without having to move everything back to Drive C? I am getting a media display error that I think is related to the video driver used to display pages such as CNN video. I had an ASUS R7240 Video card installed. I reinstalled it's drivers, but this did not fix the problem. I removed this card and went back to the Intel graphics built into the I5, but still have the problem. I was wondering if reinstalling the
    Win10 over the top of the existing Win10 might fix the problem. The original Win10 is an upgrade from Win7. I do not have a reinstall key.

    Help
    Tomseay
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