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User State Migration Tool (USMT) How-to topics

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

The following table lists topics that describe how to use User State Migration Tool (USMT) 5.0 to perform specific tasks.

In This Section

Exclude Files and Settings

Create a custom .xml file to exclude files, file types, folders, or registry settings from your migration.

Extract Files from a Compressed USMT Migration Store

Recover files from a compressed migration store after installing the operating system.

Include Files and Settings

Create a custom .xml file to include files, file types, folders, or registry settings in your migration.

Migrate Application Settings

Migrate the settings of an application that the MigApp.xml file does not include by default.

Migrate EFS Files and Certificates

Migrate Encrypting File System (EFS) certificates by using USMT.

Migrate User Accounts

Specify the users to include and exclude in your migration.

Reroute Files and Settings

Create a custom .xml file to reroute files and settings during a migration.

Verify the Condition of a Compressed Migration Store

Determine whether a compressed migration store is intact, or whether it contains corrupt files or a corrupt catalog.

Step-by-Step: Basic Windows Migration using USMT for IT Professionals

Perform a basic Windows® migration. This includes using the ScanState tool to gather files and settings, installing a new Windows operating system, and using the LoadState tool to apply files and settings.

Step-by-Step: Migrating Files During a Remote Installation with USMT and Windows Deployment Services

Use Windows Deployment Services together with USMT to migrate a user state when you install a new operating system from a pre-boot execution environment (PXE).

Step-by-Step: Offline Migration with USMT

Perform a basic Windows migration without logging on to the destination computer.

See Also

Other Resources

User State Migration Tool (USMT) Overview Topics
User State Migration Tool (USMT) Troubleshooting
User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) Reference