I intend to move all data from my old laptop to a new one. I will be following "method 3" from this guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html
Sysprep is an essential step in this, becauase migrating to a new system might fail on dissimilar hardware.
I know that sysprep essentially strips away all hardware specific information and personalisation but retains user data, installed software, etc. I get that. I just want to know what exactly goes away apart from the hardware-bound things.
For instance, will I lose the arrangement/layout of the desktop? I know I WILL lose all pinned items to the taskbar, etc.
Also, I would really appreciate if someone can show me a way to make a backup of the personalisation data.