copy windows profile

#1
In windows XP, I would configure a profile and copy it to the default profile. But in Windows 7 it is not allowing me to do it. Is there something I need to disable to copy a the profile.

Sniffles :eek:
 


#2
That's a good question. But really all you want to grab is Desktop, Favorites, My Documents, start menu maybe.

A lot of the other stuff in the profile (even under XP), is profile specific and may bugger any new profiles created, possibly worse in Win7 as it is a different beast. What can/could be done in XP, may or may not be possible anymore in Vista/7.

They are not the same OS, tons of changes.

But, in 7 it is now Default and not Default User
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#3
Do you receive an error message when trying to copy the contents of the Default profile?

Such as Are you sure you want to move the System File?
 


#4
Let me go through the steps. Create a new account called Test - Log into that new account, so the profile gets created - Reboot - Log into the old account - Rt Click on My Computer - Select Property- Select Advanced System Settings - Click on Settings under User Profile- Now Select the test profile. As you can see the Copy to is grayed out. This is important to businesses, what I do is I configure how a profile should look with all the reg hacks and what icons need to be on the desktop or now on the taskbar with windows 7. Once that is done, I log out of that account and log into a new account and do a copy to the default profile, so went my users log into the windows it will create a new profile with all my tweaks. That's why this functionality is important.

Sniffles
 


#5
Copy Profile in Windows 7 over thought

I have been using this program since Windows 98 and it works for this problem as well. Just download it and run it. You will have your problem soled in under a minute. It's called Windows Enabler. Google it. Hope this helps!
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#6
Windows Enabler doesn't work for me in Windows 7.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#7
Let me go through the steps. Create a new account called Test - Log into that new account, so the profile gets created - Reboot - Log into the old account - Rt Click on My Computer - Select Property- Select Advanced System Settings - Click on Settings under User Profile- Now Select the test profile. As you can see the Copy to is grayed out. This is important to businesses, what I do is I configure how a profile should look with all the reg hacks and what icons need to be on the desktop or now on the taskbar with windows 7. Once that is done, I log out of that account and log into a new account and do a copy to the default profile, so went my users log into the windows it will create a new profile with all my tweaks. That's why this functionality is important.

Sniffles
When you open the Advanced Settings, do you get a User Account access message? My copy to is not greyed out, but I do not have a second user. Have you tried doing it from the account you want to transfer the profile for?
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#8
Excellent idea Saltgrass!!
 


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