Perhaps you were correct in terms of other folders being affected. I am having a lot of idiosyncrasies that I have never experienced with WinX when clean installing AU with the \Users folder move that I never have before. I am not talking about the known issues with IP build 14965 / 14971, either, where settings / Store automatically run, but a lot of other stuff. I wonder if starting with the IP 14971 .ISO directly would make a difference....
I am going to take a shot at starting all over again and seeing if I can get these issues resolved or not. Hopefully I can. I will start with the 14971 .ISO first, and see if it exhibits the behavior. if so, I'll go back and start with November Update.
<off to DL November update>