In Part 2 and Part 3, Kevin and Keith (respectively) showed how to use MDT and System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager to deploy Windows 8 (and Windows Server 2012). The next obvious question is what if you are looking to migrate files and settings from your original Windows 7 installation to your newly installed Windows 8 machine? In Part 4, Dan provides a quick look at how you can use the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard to accomplish this task. In Part 5, Dan will explain how to use the User State Migration Tool (USMT) to do the same thing in a more automated fashion.
Here is a very short snippet from Dan’s blog post.
Overview: You can use Windows Easy Transfer wizard to migrate files from your old computer to your new computer. Using the Easy Transfer Wizard is super simple. You can use this tool to transfer you files and settings even if you are moving from an 32 bit (x86) environment to an 64 bit (x64). Basically you run the program on your old computer, it grabs all your “stuff” and zips it up for you and places it on a USB hard drive. You then plug that USB hard drive into your new Windows 8 computer and run the wizard again to do the restore. You do have to be able to login to both your old computer and your new computer as an administrator.