What is usmt?


what is usmt utility?


This question was answered on March 13, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The User State Migration Tool (USMT) transfers user files and folders, display properties, taskbar options, and browser and email settings from a Windows 9x or Windows NT/2000/XP computer This utility can help in making a smooth transition for a user who is moving from one PC to another without having to copy files and reconfigure OS settings The process involves these three steps:

Use a Windows XP computer to create a disk that contains the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard This PC does not need to be the same PC that will later receive the transfer

Use the disk on the source computer (the user’s old computer) to run the wizard and copy the user state to a server hard drive or removable media such as a Zip drive

On the destination computer (the user’s new computer), use the wizard to transfer the user state to this computer

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Posted by Shamar of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 13, 2005