Re: Re: Vista Migration Wizard (Easy Transfer)

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Arris
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Inspired by your work I disassembled migwiz.exe to find a way to find a way that doesn’t need any other software to get it working. I noticed that the IsSystemVersionSupported function checks whether an environment variable called MIG_WET_BYPASS_OS_VERSION is set and if so skips the whole version-check!

Here is how to do it:
1. Copy the %SystemRoot%System32migwiz folder from a Windows 7 x64 installation or using 7-zip from the sourcesinstall.wim file of the Windows 7 x64 installation media to your Windows Server 2008 R2 machine.
2. Open a Command Prompt and navigate to the migwiz folder (or do a shift+right mouseclick within the migwiz folder in Windows Explorer and choose Open command window here).
3. Execute the commands:

set MIG_WET_BYPASS_OS_VERSION=1
migwiz.exe

4. Run the Migration Wizard!
[attachment=0:32utz94m]migwiz.png[/attachment:32utz94m]
Thanks for mentioning the Application Verifier trick; I didn’t know such tool existed! 🙂

Please test it so we can set this Wish to satisfied if it works well :geek: