Category Archives: Migration

Windows 8 Compat Cookbook Summary

If you want to know what breaking app-compat changes are in Windows 8 Consumer Preview but don’t want to read the 100 page cookbook here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27416 Here’s a summary: OS version is 6.2. Remember to use VerifyVersionInfo Win32 API http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ms725492(VS.85).aspx … Continue reading

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Case of the Internet Favourite That Couldn’t Be Added

After a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration using the User State Migration tool we had a user who could add to their Internet Explorer favourites perfectly fine…until they tried to add favourites into one of their already existing folders. … Continue reading

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How To – Exclude Files – USMT 4.0

Something I’ve seen many forum posts of is people complaining “Exclude” and “UnconditionalExclude” rules don’t work as expected in in USMT’s scanstate.exe command. The answer is simply found by spending a couple of days reverse engineering scanstate.exe into 80×86 assembly, … Continue reading

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