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    Windows Easy Transfer to new PC with SSD and dual drives

    I am in the process of moving from an old win 7 x86 tpo a new win 7x64 that has 2 drives, Op system installed on c: and I made registry changes to have user profiles automatically created on D:. this is how I managed the old PC and it worked great. C: drive has 100GB free and D: is empty HOWEVER, when running WET to move the profile (300GB) it errors out " not enough free space" . Has this been covered in any previous threads or articles. Is there a way to set where WET writes to?

    Tried WET 4 times with same results:
    step #1 I made the registry changes to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-SOFTWARE-Microsoft-Windows NT-Current Version-ProfileList-ProfilesDirectory D:\Users ran WET -failed
    #2 afterfirst attempt I added the change to include Public. failed
    #3 I even tried creating a new user on the new PC before running WET failed

    I know that there have been articles on how to migrate to a SSD, but any suggestion on moving profiles to a new PC that have SSD and dual drives are appreciated. I hate manually moving profiles and re-establishing outlook, etc.....but may have to resort to that method

    Thanks

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    bobmcaap, I am still in the process of fine tuning my week-old Toshiba Qosmio laptop (the second one I have had - video card is dying in the first one after five years).
    Anyway, the first thing I did to the new one is replace the two HDDs that were in it with a Samsung 850Pro 128 gb SSD boot drive and a 7200 RPM 1 tb HGST HDD for data.
    I used the "Apricorn SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit" to copy the original boot drive over to the SSD. It is done while in Windows - no need to boot to the CD - and it works flawlessly - I have used it a number of times when installing a laptop hard drive.
    Hope this helps!

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    Thank You, but I am not just upgrading the existing HD to a SSD , but moving from my old 32 bit pc to a new 64 bit pc, its a different PC, so would not be needing to copy the existing boot drive

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    I believe your problem is that WET does not play well with redirected user profiles. I'm afraid you need to have a large enough C: to hold all your user data, migrate it, and then move it to D: and make the registry changes.

    OR, copy everything manually from the OLD PC to an external drive and then load on the new PC where you want it.

    Joe

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    I was afraid of that, and was trying to avoid the manual method and reconfiguring outlook, etc. Thanks

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