In our previous article, we started the process of backing up our personal files and settings using Windows Easy Transfer on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The next step is to restore that backup. That involves installing the Windows 8 Release Preview. The article assumes you already have it installed.
In Windows 8 Release Preview, at the Start Screen, type: Windows Easy Transfer. Hit Enter on your keyboard to launch it. If you don’t see it appear, Apps and click the icon for Easy Transfer.
This will launch the Windows Easy Transfer wizard.
This article assumes you had followed the instructions and backed up your .MIG file to an external hard disk which is what we did in our first article.
Select the option, ‘This is my new PC’
Make sure your External hard disk is connected and click ‘Yes’.
Browse to where the Windows Easy Transfer .MIG file is stored on your external hard disk. Then click Open.
The files and settings to be transferred from the accounts displayed will be scanned. Click Transfer.
Wait while the transfer is complete, do not use your computer during this period.
After the transfer is complete, you can click to see which applications you need to reinstall. Click Close
Restart if prompted.