How do I copy profiles in Windows 7?

I am trying to make a disk image with Acronis Backup and Restore so I can image new laptops. Acronis Backup and Restore disk imaging software, will give the new computer a different SID but I do not know how to custom configure the MS Office Applications, IE8, and Windows and other Settings and have them be applied to all users who logon to the computer after joining the domain.  I have tried copy the entire contents of my profile to the All Users Profile but that caused a lot of problems. I also want to remove the key from MS Office 2007 and have tried deleting some registry keys recomended in blogs but everytime I launched an Office Application it acted as if it was starting for the first time and a message said "Please wait while Microsoft Office is being configured and it takes about 3-5 minutes for work or Excel to launch even after going through this process.
We do not want to use roaming profiles.
I do log on with an account as a local administrator so most applications are available but not custom settings.
I really don't want to do a custom installation with Microsoft tools because I have not learned enough about the AIK or Automatic Installation Kit or Deployment Workbench from Microsoft.
Is there any easy, clean way to do this without negative side effects?
Thank you.
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Hi Expresspoint,
My understanding is that you would apply these settings to the Default profile, not the All Users.
This is the folder (account) that Windows mirrors when creating a new account. In 7 this is located at: C:\Users\Default
How ever, you will have to take into consideration that some software applications have to be adjusted in the registry when you carry them over to another profile.
I suggest starting with the essentials, copying and editing registry entries for the settings you want for the Default account.
As for the MS Office 2007 key removal, are you wanting a new key to be entered by the users when they sign on to the new profile?

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Create a unattend.xml with the option to copy the profile, then run sysprep with the unattend.xml switch.
ExpresspointAuthor Commented:
Person helpong with response did not tell me what keys I have to edit in the registry or if I could create a set of keys that would be usfull to apply to a default profile later.
I really could use a very detailed answer and appreciated the suggestion very much even though it does not help with more detail
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