0x80070011 when trying to add Media Center to Windows 8 Pro

I'm attempting to add Windows Media Center to my Windows 8 Pro installation but am getting an error message saying something with wrong.  From looking at the logs I can see the problem is "DoTransmogrify failed due to error 0x80070011" which indicates there is a problem with my user directory being on a different drive than the Windows folder.  Since I have a relatively small SSD for booting I moved my user folder to a much larger hard drive.  Shouldn't directory junctions work the same as if the folder were on the same drive?  Is there a work around short of moving my user folder back to the C: drive?

 

Thanks!

 

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I had a similar problem with the Window 8 RSAT tools that lead me to your post in my research for a solution. I am not positive that this will solve your issue, but it did work for me. Since the installer does not seem to like following symlinks that point to different disk drives, I simply told the installer the actual location of the profiles it is updating on install. Open the registry editor and navigate to:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Change the location of the "Default", "ProfilesDirectory" and "Public" StringValues to point to the actual target path of your Users symlink on the C drive. (ie. "D:\Users\*)

Run the Media Center Installer

Change the paths back in the registry.
(I am not positive this is necessary, as you would still have the symlink on your C drive that points anything using that path to the correct folder, I just changed it back to %SystemDrive%\* so that I could test to see if the RSAT tools still worked without the explicit path being used in the registry.)

Good luck. I hope it works.

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Last updated February 3, 2020 Views 4,480 Applies to: