Once upon a time I thought it was a good idea to follow an installation guide where the Win7 users directory gets installed on another drive (i.e D: ) to leave more space on my SSD (C : ) during a fresh install of Win 7 64bit - I think it may have been a guide on lifehacker using symlinks.
Although my system has always been stable I now have a problem. I'd like to upgrade my HDD (1TB) to a larger 3TB drive. The 1TB has started becoming noisier recently so I don't want it failing whilst I'm working. Having used Macrium Reflect to clone my 1TB D: drive to my newly GPT formatted 3TB E: drive (successfully) and then disconnecting the old 1TB drive, swapping sata ports and restarting Windows, as you've probably guessed, it comes up with "The User Profile Service failed the logon" - is it possible Macrium didn't clone some essential system files - or is the registry needing some new information on where to look for the user profile? I'm no expert in this area.
I'd like to avoid a complete new (symlink free) fresh install of Win 7 as I use it as one of my DAWs for work. I run only legal software and re-installing all the plugins,vstis and sample libraries takes supernatural patience; requiring an ungodly amount of digging through hundreds of serial codes, updates, patch downloads etc. No-one should have to go through that more than once a year...
Any help/advice greatly appreciated.
Gigabyte Mobo, i7 CPU
Win 7 64bit Professional