Windows 10: Installing Windows 10 with existing Users folder

Discus and support Installing Windows 10 with existing Users folder in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I followed this article Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10 to relocate my Users folder on another drive. I had to reinstall Windows but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Fiftoine, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Fiftoine Win User

    Installing Windows 10 with existing Users folder


    Hi,

    I followed this article Move Users Folder Location in Windows 10 to relocate my Users folder on another drive.

    I had to reinstall Windows but even if I follow the previous article to locate the Users folder, Windows creates another account without using the existing one.

    How can I do to install Windows 10 and reuse the existing Users folder and accounts.

    Thanks in advance

    :)
     
    Fiftoine, Aug 9, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Aug 9, 2019
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  3. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Aug 9, 2019
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  4. Installing Windows 10 with existing Users folder

    Windows installation folder

    A couple of years ago, I read that Windows has a special folder that contains files used during the installation process. Also, I heard there's another folder that Windows uses as a back-up of every system file, just in case the user wants to do a system restore. Where can I find both folders and are they safe to delete?
     
    GoFigureItOut, Aug 9, 2019
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