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if you want to migrate registry keys from one location to another (provided that they are detected) then use the following code in a custom XML file <? xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8" ?> <migration urlid = "http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/WNB_move_reg_keys" > <!-- WNB_move_reg_keys.xml is basically a customized version of MigUser...

another quick USMT post, if you want to avoid your Pinned items (for example Microsoft Office Outlook) from being migrated in a Win7 to Win7 migration, then include the following in a custom XML file as explained in this post , why do you want to do this, well if you don't you just might see Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (2) as your pinned item name (for example) in the taskbar. <component type...

when doing a Refresh from Windows 7 to Windows 7 you may have programs installed on the source computer which are not installed on the destination even if it's the same computer, and as a result you don't want to migrate those unusable shortcuts in the start menu, here's how you can exclude them and in addition exclude some additional items like files on the desktop (msi/exe) or desktop...

another quick post, if you are trying to troubleshoot USMT and want finer details about what is migrated (or not) then you should of course enable Verbose logging using /v:13 in addition, you can enable a Diagnostic mode by setting a variable called MIG_ENABLE_DIAG to be equal to a filename both on your Scanstate source and Loadstate Destination. To set MIG_ENABLE_DIAG as a system variable do as follows...