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|From XP To Vista: Profile Structures
There are several differences between the profiles structures in Windows XP and Windows Vista.
First, there is location. In Windows NT, profiles were stored in the WINNT
folder, which allowed users read and write privileges. With Windows 2000 and Windows XP, profiles were moved to the Documents and Settings
folder structure. With Vista, this has been changed to become the Users
The name and makeup of folder structures have changed from NT's Profiles to XP's Documents and Settings to Vista's Users. (Click image to enlarge.)
In addition, the entire structure of Vista's profile folders has been modified by Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT
). Because of this new structure, XP user profiles are not
compatible with Vista user profiles. To move information from one another, you need to convert the information to Vista's new format.
Before moving a profile, you need to link the XP and the Vista profile structures. (Click image to enlarge.)
Last edited by Dirizhor : 03-26-2008 at 07:37.