Workaround to The “Copy Profile” button being greyed Out in Windows 7 OS

By | July 15, 2011

In Windows 7 OS, the “Copy Profile” button is disabled.  They are pushing everyone to use the “<CopyProfile>True</CopyProfile>” option in the Unattend.XML file.  This setting takes the local “Administrator” profile and overwrites the “Default” user profile.  this works for most settings and IS Microsoft supported.  However, many settings are missed.  A workaround I came across Today seems to have decent reviews on the posted blog, but is NOT MS Supported.  The tool has been around for ages, but was just verified as working in Windows 7.  I would say be careful using this method, but its worth testing in your Organization if necessary.

Copy to button is now enabled and functioning!

Tool: Windows Enabler

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2 thoughts on “Workaround to The “Copy Profile” button being greyed Out in Windows 7 OS

    1. Brian Gonzalez Post author

      I would suggest against looking into this further these days. What settings are you looking to make persistent in your image?

      These days, I locate the registry setting or group policy setting associated with the change and set it there. This gives me the flexibility of adjusting the setting later.



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