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Windows migration tool win8 -> win7

Last Modified: 2014-05-17

I have been tasked with a downgrade task from Win8 to 7 (64 bits in both cases).

I have used the Win8 "easy transfer" tool to create an archive of the original machine and I'm having a problem to open it under win7. The file is recognized, the (basic) password is accepted but the program then throws a very unhelpful "Windows Easy Transfer couldn't open the file ". Nothing in the event log.

I guess that this scenario has not been fully tested by MS ?

Any idea / suggestion most welcome !
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