Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
user state migration tool

The User State Migration Tool, or USMT, is a Microsoft utility that allows users to transfer files and settings from one computer to another. Users must be familiar with scripting languages to use USMT, as it is a command line utility. USMT may be utilized with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8. It can transfer files and settings between computers running 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows, and vice versa.


For users not familiar with programming, a third-party application can be downloaded to provide a GUI front-end for USMT.

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