Transferring User Profiles Windows 10

Transferring Windows user profiles is faster and easier if you use a tool to do it.  There are hundreds of thousands of settings in some Windows PCs.   There are a number of tools that claim to perform this operation, all with different features, all claiming to move Windows profiles.

In Windows corporate environments, a tool called SYSPREP can capture corporate “personalities” and make a standard Windows installation for an entire company.

From a technical perspective, moving a specific user profile can cause problems once it is injected into a new Windows installation.  The profile can have many hardware and driver-specific settings and these can be problematic as different Windows installations are not identical.  In general, tools that claim to move the entire Windows User Profile take an enormous amount of time to configure, if they can be made to work.

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Another class of solutions captures a good portion of the Windows user profiles, plus the settings, but is not designed to flexibly relocate user documents.

Finally, a class of migration applications claims the ability to move the actual applications.  The open design of Windows allows engineers the freedom to design all manner of settings, “objects”, executables and files. While the promise of application migration can be profound, solutions that perform this suffer from speed and reliability problems.   On occasion, they can also render a new device unusable.

Effective tools for migrating user personalities to new installations, or restoring a captured personality to the same device when adding a new Active Directory domain, are best delivered alongside a class of solutions called “System Imaging. ”   System imaging tools capture a snapshot of a perfect software installation and allow the personality to be injected afterwards.  The result is a perfectly working computer in the least amount of time required.

A proper tool for transferring user profiles for Windows 10 will capture documents, recognize and change shell folders, capture accounts, reset things like “Recently Used Documents’ and get your users back to work quickly.

Why spend hours, days, and weeks to recreate the user’s environment when you can take it with you?  With a value set by Gartner Group between $600-$2000 per PC, it makes sense to preserve what is effectively a corporate asset.  Tools like ours make it so easy that users might not even know they got a new PC!

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Working with Windows profiles is a complex issue is best left to highly-trained IT professionals.   If you are already an IT professional, we advise that you specifically test any solution in a well-equipped lab before deployment.   A proper test environment includes a number of machines or Windows installations are precisely like the Windows installations you intend to work with.   Contact us at the blue CONTACT link above to better understand your specific circumstances and the best way to proceed.