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70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1 – sample exam – Q19

A company has 100 client computers that run Windows XP 64-bit Edition. You are deploying new computers that run a 32-bit version of Windows B.
You need to transfer the contents of each user’s Documents folder to the new computer by using the least amount of administrative effort. What should you do?

A. Back up the folders by running the NTBackup command. Then restore the backup to the new computer.
B. Manually copy the folder content to a USB flash drive. Then paste the files to the new computer.
C. Use Windows Easy Transfer.
D. Use the User State Migration Tool.


Correct Answer: B

Explanation:
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Windows Easy Transfer can’t transfer files from a 64-bit version of Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows. If you’re transferring from a 64-bit version of Windows Vista to a 32-bit version of Windows 7, you can move your files manually, or use Backup and Restore in Windows Vista. For more information, see Back up your files and Restore a backup created on a previous version of Windows on the Windows website. If you’re transferring from a 64-bit version of Windows XP, you’ll need to move your files manually.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/transferring-files-and-settings-frequently-asked- questions
Windows Easy Transfer can transfer:
Files and folders including photos, music, videos, documents, email messages and contacts User accounts
and user account settings
Application configuration data files and settings
Several Windows configuration settings stored in the registry The program does not support transferring entire applications themselves and system files such as fonts and drivers.
Explanation:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/transferring-files-settings-faq#1TC=windows-7 Transferring files and settings: frequently asked questions
Windows Easy Transfer can’t transfer files from a 64-bit version of Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows. If you’re transferring from a 64-bit version of Windows XP, you’ll need to move your files manually.
Further information:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4220 NTBackup Windows NT Backup – Restore Utility
Utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers running Windows Vista and Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/restore-a-windows-xp-backup-in-windows-8/ Restore a Windows XP backup in Windows 8
Regardless of your situation, you will not be happy to learn that Windows 8’s backup and restore tools are completely different from the Backup Utility that came with Windows XP and as such the backup files are incompatible. You’ll also not be happy to learn that while Microsoft provided supplemental utilities that were designed to allow you to restore a Windows XP backup in Windows Vista and for Windows 7; they haven’t done so for Windows 8. And, to add insult to injury, neither of the previous supplemental utilities will work in Windows 8.
http://windowsitpro.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-migration-user-state-migration-toolkit-usmt The Microsoft User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) is a set of command-line tools that allow you to extract settings and data from one computer and transfer them to another computer.
USMT 5.0 supports running the ScanState component on the following operating systems:
Windows XP Professional (x86 and x64)
Windows Vista (x86) and (x64)
Windows 7 (x86) and (x64)
Windows 8.1/8 (x86) and (x64)
It’s important to note that LoadState is supported only on computers running the following operating sys¬tems:
Windows Vista (x86) and (x64) Windows 7 (x86) and (x64) Windows 8.1/8 (x86) and (x64)
Although you can migrate data from a client running an x86 version of Windows to a client running an x64 version of Windows (and x86 client to x86 client, or x64 client to x64 client), you can’t migrate data from a client running an x64 version of Windows to a client running an x86 version of Windows.

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