Windows Easy Transfer (Win 8.1)

I've got a Windows 8.1 client machine and a Win 2012 Essentials server on my home network. After I join the domain, I want to transfer the settings from my local account to the domain account as described  in However, when I run Windows Easy Transfer, I can't find any option that allows me to save my files and settings. The wizard asks if I've saved from my old machine; selecting "yes" opens a file browser to locate the settings file; selecting "no" closes the wizard. Looking for advice on how to get Windows Easy Transfer to save files on a Win 8 (8.1) client.


My apologies Simon, we no longer support gathering data on Windows 8.1 using Windows Easy Transfer, only applying data from Windows 8 - WET is being deprecated now that many settings roam automatically and you can share data using SkyDrive.

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Last updated August 25, 2020 Views 46,610 Applies to: