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Answer file error on windows install

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December 30, 2012 12:51:23 PM

I am trying to move user directories when doing a clean install of windows Pro. During the OOBE boot, I get this error:
Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [oobe]. The setting specified in the error file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup].
Here is the answer file(product key X'ed out):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<FolderLocations>
<ProfilesDirectory>d:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
<ProgramData>d:\ProgramData</ProgramData>
</FolderLocations>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<UserData>
<ProductKey>
<Key>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX</Key>
</ProductKey>
</UserData>
</component>
</settings>
<cpi:o fflineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/installsource/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
</unattend>
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December 30, 2012 2:42:33 PM

Why are you trying to move users directories? This will likely complicate any future application installs unless you go through the joy of modifying environment variables...

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