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We are looking for a way to migrate Windows 8.1 on a Surface Pro 2 over to a Surface Pro 3.  The SSD is not removable.  Windows Easy Transfer has been discontinued in 8.1.  It is there, but you cannot create the needed file.  I tried using PowerShell to create an image which was successful, but would not restore to the new PC when booting up from 8.1 DVD.  Symantec System Recovery throws a VSS error.. Acronis TrueImage fails to boot & windows restarts.  Does anyone have any other ideas about how this can be accomplished?
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Just setup the default m$ account from which you login. That syncronizes the user account among different devices using m$'s OneDrive. That's the new easy-transfer.
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Won't this require programs to be reinstalled?
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Programs would also have needed to be re-installed using easy-transfer on Windows 7 or older OS's. Easy-Transfer was purely for user profiles and settings (data), and not for software.

Uninstall any software you have to transfer from the old PC (at least if it is only licensed for one), and then install it on the new one.
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I was able to completely migrate to the new Surface 3 by installing Acronis TrueImage, taking a backup of the old Surface 2, activating Actronis Startup Recovery Manager on the new Surface 3, booting with F11 & restoring with the backup saved on flash media.
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The solution I found was the only one which provided a full migration not requiring the reinstallation and activation of programs.  Acronis is a powerful tool.
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