After moving the user profile to a different folder, certain security updates via Windows 8 Automatic Updates can fail. As mentioned in one user comment, basically, moving a user folder could pose a problem on future updates/upgrade as referenced from this article.
A good example of a failed Windows Update many users encounter is Security Update for Windows 8 for x64-based Systems (KB2781197).
To solve this, we’re going to apply similar steps from Move the Users Directory to a Different Drive in Windows 8 against $$PendingFiles directory.
Please refer to the article as the same drive letters will be used to demonstrate the creation of directory junction for $$PendingFiles folder.
|Drive||File Explorer||Command Prompt|
Repeat steps 2-6 to access the Command Prompt.
Replace steps 7-9 with the following commands:
7. robocopy /copyall /mir /xj H:$$PendingFiles G:Temp$$PendingFiles
8. rmdir /S /Q H:$$PendingFiles
9. mklink /J H:$$PendingFiles F:Temp$$PendingFiles
Exit Command Prompt, reboot and re-run Windows Update.