You can migrate end users from Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 machines to new Windows 7 machines. This is relevant for smaller customers that use Windows OEM SLP licenses, and supports both disaster recovery and hardware refresh scenarios.

You can use this operation for the following operating systems:

Windows XP 32-bit to Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit

Windows 7 32-bit to Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit

Windows 7 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit

Windows Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit

Windows Vista 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit

Migration to a different device requires restoring only user data and settings. For this purpose, use the procedure in Restore a CVD to a Replacement Device. In the Restore Options, select Only Restore User Data and Settings.

Note

In-place migration for Windows 7 described in Windows 7 Migration is not suitable for migration to replacement devices.

A setup must be performed to prepare the base layer so it can be deployed during the migration. See Set up the Windows 7 Base Layer for Migration.