I have looked and looked and either I'm not using the correct search terms or this information is just not out there, so I come to you asking for help...
My client's hard disk is bad, so I have replaced it. I installed Windows 7 (she had Vista) and all is good so far.
But, now I want to move her entire User Profile (bad disk:\Users\Name) to the new disk. Is there any way to do this?
My thought is to:
- Create a new User with the same name
- Log in and immediately log out.
- Log in as Admin and delete the User profile folder
- Copy the User profile from dying disk to new C:
Is that enough? Will that work? Is there something else I must do?
Frankly, I'm surprised that this is less-than-obvious. I work with Apple as well, and there's a very simple procedure to copy Users (all or individually) from an external disk into the current OS installation. I do it all the time, it takes about 5 minutes and it's done.
The only things I've found to transfer User profiles in Windows involve two working Windows computers, which is kinda useless in many situations.
Any thoughts are welcome and appreciated!