User State Migration Tool (USMT) Overview Topics

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

The User State Migration Tool (USMT) 5.0 provides a highly customizable user-profile migration experience for IT professionals. USMT includes three command-line tools: ScanState.exe, LoadState.exe, and UsmtUtils.exe. USMT also includes a set of three modifiable .xml files: MigApp.xml, MigDocs.xml, and MigUser.xml. Additionally, you can create custom .xml files to support your migration needs. You can also create a Config.xml file to specify files or settings to exclude from the migration.

In This Section

User State Migration Tool (USMT) Overview

Describes the benefits and limitations of using USMT.

Getting Started with the User State Migration Tool (USMT)

Describes the general process to follow to migrate files and settings, and provides links to more information.

Windows Upgrade and Migration Considerations

Discusses the Microsoft® tools you can use to move files and settings between installations, as well as special considerations for performing an upgrade or migration.

For information about what's new in this release, see Windows ADK Overview.

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Other Resources

User State Migration Tool (USMT) How-to topics
User State Migration Tool (USMT) Troubleshooting
User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) Reference