Migrating User States thru Easy File Transfer Wizard and USMT on Windows7 – PHIWUG @ Windows7 Launch Resources

Last November 10, 2009 at Shangri-La Makati PHIWUG had the chance to do the Community Tracks / Sessions for the Windows7 Business Launch. It was exciting and I want to extend my personal thanks to PHIWUG and to all of those who attended the community track and we hope that we had shared much on the NO-BS real Philippine IT scenario that we shared to you. All of our speakers are real life “HERO’s” like a Support Services Manager from a IT Consulting Firm, a Network Operations Manager, 3 MVP’s and all other folks that helped and showed their demo.

In my DEMO, I shared my experience on using the Easy File Transfer Wizard and USMT. Essentially everyone was asking for the screencast videos that we saved during the actual demo and for the how-to’s that I used.

You can download the videos from my skydrive at : http://cid-5686721b6e7ba618.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Windows7%20-%20User%20State%20Migration

For USMT, I’m using this as my trusted how to : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560801(WS.10).aspx for more interesting reading material, go here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd883247(WS.10).aspx

USMT is available via Microsoft download, its bundled with the Windows Automated Kit for Windows7 : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=696DD665-9F76-4177-A811-39C26D3B3B34&displaylang=en Just download the ISO image, burn it or mount it thru your favorite ISO manager.

For Windows Easy File Transfer, its very much a wizard and very much sooo easy and you may just want to look at this: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsexperience/archive/2009/05/05/a-look-at-improvements-to-windows-easy-transfer-for-windows-7.aspx

So that’s all for now, thanks for attending again and hope to see ya all in another PHIWUG event!

My warmest regards,



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I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

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