(Part 2) Deploying Windows 10: How to Migrate Users and User Data to Windows 10

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Yung Chou, Kevin Remde and Dan Stolts continue their multi-part Windows 10 series and in part 2 they showcase free tools like the User State Migration Toolkit (USMT)  that can easily migrate users and user data to Windows 10 from Windows XP, 7 and 8.

  • [2:17] I understand there are some really cool tools available to migrate users and user data from older operating systems to Windows 10.  Can you tell us a bit about the tools and maybe what all the acronyms around deployment mean.  ADK, USMT, MDT, ABC, XYZ, what does it all mean?
  • [5:00] DEMO: How should we work with the User State Migration Tool and ADK toolkit?
  • [6:40] Does the ADK replace the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit?
  • [7:50] Migrating user data is a major pain point for many organizations, can you tell us how to get started and what are the steps to a successful migration
  • [18:40] Let's dive into the backup of the user data.  How long does it take to setup and run USMT Scanstate?
  • [28:30] Does it matter what version or sku of Windows 10 I am moving to?
  • [29:18] Can I look into my backup to see what is there or just restore some files instead of doing a full restore?




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    Windows Migration Wizard (Easy Transfer) application from prior versions of windows (like windows 7 or windows 8)
    (located in /Windows/System32/migwiz/migwiz.exe ) (just copy entire migwiz folder) able to run fine in windows 10 as well.

    It will transfer per user application settings and files but is not going to install 3rd party applications. you need to install 3rd party applications. However it will give you a report which applications needs to be installed.

    Also rufus tools will also allow you to create bootable USB OS as well and not only limited to windows 10



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