Microsoft has really done it this time, they have released an update for Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) and they are retiring XP (link to retirement info) . This wasn’t a big deal except that the 8.1 update no longer supports Windows Easy Transfer from XP or Vista.
So you decide to upgrade your XP PC to a New Windows 8 machine and you want to transfer your files to it…. you can’t! using Windows Easy Transfer, the only way to do it at this point is to transfer files manually.
Good job Microsoft