Windows 7 User Profile

Posted on 2011-10-03
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I want to migrate over a user of a Windows XP profile over to a Windows 7 profile. When the user logs onto the network (SBS 2003) he should see his profile that comes over correct? In this case the user does not see his profile (desktop icons) come over at all. Its the default profile why is this?
Question by:cmdolcet

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by:Sushant Gulati
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I don't think its possible to load Win XP profile under Win 7 because the profile path is quite different when in interms the user logs in under both the Operating System.

If you get the success in loading the profile somehow, but you won't get the icons recognized because the same set of programs are not present in the Win 7 system. This is a bad idea, I guess. The best thing to copy the My Documents and the data on the desktop which is necessary, install the new programs under the new user profile in Win 7.

Good Luck..!!

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ID: 36903635
Not sure about sbs2003 but I had to do updates on sbs2008 before I could add a win7 pc to the network. Once I did the updates I just opened a browser and typed http://connect and the old win xp profile seamlessly worked on the new win7 pc.

check this link.

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ID: 36910429
The response above should prove useful.

The problem resides as the Win 7 profile uses .v2 as a suffix to the profile name.  The manual way would be to copy from old profile to new - but not recommended - last resort only.

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cmdolcet earned 0 total points
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I used the MS version of Windows Easy Transfer Software. Works great

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ID: 36954294
This was my own answer

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