Windows 8 Setup: Setup has failed to apply migration data

I imagine there are a lot of ways a Migration installation on Win 8 could fail, but just to share my fix…

I did a Windows 8 Upgrade from Windows 7, and about 30% into the Migration phase, this error:

Setup has failed to apply migration data.

… Followed by a rollback to Windows 7.

This error tells you nothing – very frustrating. Look in the logs located in C:$WINDOWS.~BTSources (surf around in there and you’ll find the log file that applies, possibly in the Migration folder).

In my case, I noticed an entry that pointed to a Migration Error – it couldn’t move my desktop.ini file in my Music folder. It was looking for C:UsersbpotterMusicdesktop.ini and couldn’t find it, failed the migration, and triggered a rollback.

I deleted the desktop.ini file (I don’t really care if I lose the folder view settings for my Music folder) and the install and migration completed successfully.

  • anuraaj

    I had the same problem

    Thanks alot

    i went into the migration in the source files and deleted the wrp file

    this is my third try so i hope it works now !!

    • anuraaj

      Sry i meant wtr

      • anuraaj

        But how did u know that it couldnt move ur desktop.ini file ??

        It doesnt say anywhere

  • CE

    I got same error message about failed migration. I found the error log using this prompt that I found on anaother site.

    C:$windows.~btSourcesPanthersetuperr.log
    I have copied the entire log below. Can someone tell me what I need to do now? Any help would be appreciated.

    2012-12-29 12:14:37, Error ConX::Compatibility::CCompatibilityPluginProvider::StartScan: Failed to load 'C:DOCUME~1OwnerLOCALS~1Temp8127296b-f24f-48ad-b4f1-5aab4ca6e039WebSetupExpandedCompliancePluginsMediaCenterCompat.dll'[gle=0x0000007f]
    2012-12-29 12:26:24, Error CONX [WINDLP] CDlpManager::Initialize(277): Result = 0x80070490[gle=0x00000002]
    2012-12-29 12:45:47, Error CONX ConX::Setup::Web::CCheckPoint::CreateShortCut: failed! [Error: 0x80010106.]
    2012-12-29 12:45:47, Error CONX ConX::Setup::Web::CCheckPoint::CreateShortCut: failed! [Error: 0x80010106.]
    2012-12-29 13:38:54, Error [0x08081e] MIG Failed to load manifest at C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesDLManifestsnetfx4-wcf-client-dl.man: XmlException: hResult = 0x0, Line = 40, Position = 5; End tag 'migration' does not match the start tag 'machineSpecific'.
    . void __thiscall UnBCL::XmlDocument::Load(class UnBCL::String *)
    2012-12-29 13:38:54, Error [0x08081e] MIG Failed to load manifest at C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesDLManifestsnetfx4-wcf-extended-dl.man: XmlException: hResult = 0x0, Line = 39, Position = 5; End tag 'migration' does not match the start tag 'machineSpecific'.
    . void __thiscall UnBCL::XmlDocument::Load(class UnBCL::String *)
    2012-12-29 13:38:54, Error [0x08081e] MIG Failed to load manifest at C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesDLManifestssecurity-ntlm-lmc.man: XmlException: hResult = 0x0, Line = 18, Position = 31; A string literal was expected, but no opening quote character was found.
    . void __thiscall UnBCL::XmlDocument::Load(class UnBCL::String *)
    2012-12-29 13:58:29, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 5 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: Access is denied. [0x00000005][gle=0x00000002]
    2012-12-29 13:58:29, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 5 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: Access is denied. [0x00000005][gle=0x00000003]
    2012-12-29 13:58:40, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 6 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: The handle is invalid. [0x00000006][gle=0x00000002]
    2012-12-29 13:58:40, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 6 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: The handle is invalid. [0x00000006][gle=0x00000003]
    2012-12-29 13:58:40, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 5 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlLsaAuditPerUserAuditingSystem: Access is denied. [0x00000005][gle=0x00000057]
    2012-12-29 13:58:40, Error Error WRITE, 0x00000005 while gathering/applying object: Registry, HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlLsaAuditPerUserAuditingSystem. Will return 2[gle=0x00000057]
    2012-12-29 14:05:00, Error Failure while getting the known folder path for FOLDERID_PublicDownloads: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadePlatform::GetCommonKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x000000cb]
    2012-12-29 14:05:00, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2012-12-29 14:05:00, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2012-12-29 14:05:00, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2012-12-29 14:05:00, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2012-12-29 14:05:00, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:01, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
    2012-12-29 14:05:10, Error Error WRITE, 0x00000003 while gathering/applying object: File, C:Documents and SettingsMonoleader.comMy DocumentsMy Music [Desktop.ini]. Will return 0[gle=0x00000003]
    2012-12-29 14:05:10, Error MIG Error 3 while applying object C:Documents and SettingsMonoleader.comMy DocumentsMy MusicDesktop.ini. Shell application requested abort[gle=0x00000003]
    2012-12-29 14:05:10, Error [0x08097b] MIG Abandoning apply due to error for object: C:Documents and SettingsMonoleader.comMy DocumentsMy MusicDesktop.ini[gle=0x00000003]
    2012-12-29 14:05:11, Error pUpgLayerDoOnlineApply: Apply operation failed. Error: 0x0000002C
    2012-12-29 14:05:11, Error [0x0802f5] MIG CMediaManager::Close: m_pSelectedTransport->Close(1) failed with Exception Win32Exception: Device was open with readonly access.: Access is denied. [0x00000005] void __thiscall Mig::CMediaManager::CloseTransport(int)
    void __thiscall Mig::CUNCTransport::Close(int).
    2012-12-29 14:05:11, Error MigCloseCurrentStore caught exception: Win32Exception: Device was open with readonly access.: Access is denied. [0x00000005] void __thiscall Mig::CMediaManager::CloseTransport(int)
    void __thiscall Mig::CUNCTransport::Close(int)
    2012-12-29 14:05:12, Error CONX Apply: Migration phase failed.[gle=0x00000003]

    • Brandon

      CE, delete this file:

      C:Documents and SettingsMonoleader.comMy DocumentsMy MusicDesktop.ini

      • CE

        No good. Possibly I did not delete it correctly. I found that was an icon on my descktop. I have 4 different users and Monoleader.com is one of them. I just right clicked the icon and deleted it. Ran the install again and same error message at 26%. Exactly the same as before. here is the log again after the is attempt

        2012-12-29 12:14:37, Error ConX::Compatibility::CCompatibilityPluginProvider::StartScan: Failed to load 'C:DOCUME~1OwnerLOCALS~1Temp8127296b-f24f-48ad-b4f1-5aab4ca6e039WebSetupExpandedCompliancePluginsMediaCenterCompat.dll'[gle=0x0000007f]
        2012-12-29 12:26:24, Error CONX [WINDLP] CDlpManager::Initialize(277): Result = 0x80070490[gle=0x00000002]
        2012-12-29 12:45:47, Error CONX ConX::Setup::Web::CCheckPoint::CreateShortCut: failed! [Error: 0x80010106.]
        2012-12-29 12:45:47, Error CONX ConX::Setup::Web::CCheckPoint::CreateShortCut: failed! [Error: 0x80010106.]
        2012-12-29 19:59:18, Error [0x08081e] MIG Failed to load manifest at C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesDLManifestsnetfx4-wcf-client-dl.man: XmlException: hResult = 0x0, Line = 40, Position = 5; End tag 'migration' does not match the start tag 'machineSpecific'.
        . void __thiscall UnBCL::XmlDocument::Load(class UnBCL::String *)
        2012-12-29 19:59:18, Error [0x08081e] MIG Failed to load manifest at C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesDLManifestsnetfx4-wcf-extended-dl.man: XmlException: hResult = 0x0, Line = 39, Position = 5; End tag 'migration' does not match the start tag 'machineSpecific'.
        . void __thiscall UnBCL::XmlDocument::Load(class UnBCL::String *)
        2012-12-29 19:59:18, Error [0x08081e] MIG Failed to load manifest at C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesDLManifestssecurity-ntlm-lmc.man: XmlException: hResult = 0x0, Line = 18, Position = 31; A string literal was expected, but no opening quote character was found.
        . void __thiscall UnBCL::XmlDocument::Load(class UnBCL::String *)
        2012-12-29 20:16:06, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 5 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: Access is denied. [0x00000005][gle=0x00000002]
        2012-12-29 20:16:06, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 5 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: Access is denied. [0x00000005][gle=0x00000003]
        2012-12-29 20:16:18, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 6 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: The handle is invalid. [0x00000006][gle=0x00000002]
        2012-12-29 20:16:18, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 6 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: The handle is invalid. [0x00000006][gle=0x00000003]
        2012-12-29 20:16:18, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 5 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlLsaAuditPerUserAuditingSystem: Access is denied. [0x00000005][gle=0x00000057]
        2012-12-29 20:16:18, Error Error WRITE, 0x00000005 while gathering/applying object: Registry, HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlLsaAuditPerUserAuditingSystem. Will return 2[gle=0x00000057]
        2012-12-29 20:23:13, Error Failure while getting the known folder path for FOLDERID_PublicDownloads: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadePlatform::GetCommonKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x000000cb]
        2012-12-29 20:23:13, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
        2012-12-29 20:23:13, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
        2012-12-29 20:23:13, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
        2012-12-29 20:23:13, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
        2012-12-29 20:23:13, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:14, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x00000012]
        2012-12-29 20:23:23, Error Error WRITE, 0x00000003 while gathering/applying object: File, C:Documents and SettingsMonoleader.comMy DocumentsMy Music [Desktop.ini]. Will return 0[gle=0x00000003]
        2012-12-29 20:23:23, Error MIG Error 3 while applying object C:Documents and SettingsMonoleader.comMy DocumentsMy MusicDesktop.ini. Shell application requested abort[gle=0x00000003]
        2012-12-29 20:23:23, Error [0x08097b] MIG Abandoning apply due to error for object: C:Documents and SettingsMonoleader.comMy DocumentsMy MusicDesktop.ini[gle=0x00000003]
        2012-12-29 20:23:24, Error pUpgLayerDoOnlineApply: Apply operation failed. Error: 0x0000002C
        2012-12-29 20:23:24, Error [0x0802f5] MIG CMediaManager::Close: m_pSelectedTransport->Close(1) failed with Exception Win32Exception: Device was open with readonly access.: Access is denied. [0x00000005] void __thiscall Mig::CMediaManager::CloseTransport(int)
        void __thiscall Mig::CUNCTransport::Close(int).
        2012-12-29 20:23:24, Error MigCloseCurrentStore caught exception: Win32Exception: Device was open with readonly access.: Access is denied. [0x00000005] void __thiscall Mig::CMediaManager::CloseTransport(int)
        void __thiscall Mig::CUNCTransport::Close(int)
        2012-12-29 20:23:24, Error CONX Apply: Migration phase failed.[gle=0x00000003]

  • Kelly

    Hello There!

    I too had a problem installing Windows 8. It stopped during the migration process at 22%. I'm running Windows XP SP3 and wanted to upgrade to Windows 8. I have no idea what I have to delete and any help is much appreciated!

    Here's my error log:

    2013-01-26 00:16:52, FatalError [0x090001] PANTHR Exception (code 0xC0000005: ACCESS_VIOLATION) occurred at 0x7E424ACD in C:WINDOWSsystem32USER32.dll (+00014ACD). Minidump attached (25102 bytes).
    2013-01-26 00:16:56, Error ConX::Compatibility::CCompatibilityPluginProvider::StartScan: Failed to load 'C:DOCUME~1HP_ADM~1LOCALS~1Tempde2d8f48-f8b0-4a88-a70c-1228da6a7549WebSetupExpandedCompliancePluginsMediaCenterCompat.dll'[gle=0x0000007f]
    2013-01-26 00:30:24, Error CONX [WINDLP] CDlpManager::Initialize(277): Result = 0x80070490[gle=0x00000002]
    2013-01-26 02:00:22, Error CONX ConX::Setup::Web::CCheckPoint::CreateShortCut: failed! [Error: 0x80010106.]
    2013-01-26 02:00:22, Error CONX ConX::Setup::Web::CCheckPoint::CreateShortCut: failed! [Error: 0x80010106.]
    2013-01-26 05:51:27, Error [0x08081e] MIG Failed to load manifest at C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesDLManifestsnetfx4-wcf-client-dl.man: XmlException: hResult = 0x0, Line = 40, Position = 5; End tag 'migration' does not match the start tag 'machineSpecific'.
    . void __thiscall UnBCL::XmlDocument::Load(class UnBCL::String *)
    2013-01-26 05:51:27, Error [0x08081e] MIG Failed to load manifest at C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesDLManifestsnetfx4-wcf-extended-dl.man: XmlException: hResult = 0x0, Line = 39, Position = 5; End tag 'migration' does not match the start tag 'machineSpecific'.
    . void __thiscall UnBCL::XmlDocument::Load(class UnBCL::String *)
    2013-01-26 05:51:27, Error [0x08081e] MIG Failed to load manifest at C:$WINDOWS.~BTSourcesDLManifestssecurity-ntlm-lmc.man: XmlException: hResult = 0x0, Line = 18, Position = 31; A string literal was expected, but no opening quote character was found.
    . void __thiscall UnBCL::XmlDocument::Load(class UnBCL::String *)
    2013-01-26 06:38:59, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 5 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: Access is denied. [0x00000005][gle=0x00000002]
    2013-01-26 06:38:59, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 5 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: Access is denied. [0x00000005][gle=0x00000003]
    2013-01-26 06:39:07, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 6 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: The handle is invalid. [0x00000006][gle=0x00000002]
    2013-01-26 06:39:07, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 6 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSECURITYPolicyPolAcDmS: The handle is invalid. [0x00000006][gle=0x00000003]
    2013-01-26 06:39:08, Error [0x0803eb] MIG Error: 5 Message: Error opening the key HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlLsaAuditPerUserAuditingSystem: Access is denied. [0x00000005][gle=0x00000057]
    2013-01-26 06:39:08, Error Error WRITE, 0x00000005 while gathering/applying object: Registry, HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlLsaAuditPerUserAuditingSystem. Will return 2[gle=0x00000057]
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the known folder path for FOLDERID_PublicDownloads: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadePlatform::GetCommonKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)[gle=0x000000cb]
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedGames: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_SavedSearches: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Links: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_Playlists: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:23, Error Failure while getting the source known folder path for FOLDERID_PhotoAlbums: Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__thiscall Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *)
    2013-01-26 06:50:28, Error MIG Cannot write security information for directory/file \?C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDocumentsRecorded TV (error 0x0000053C)[gle=0x0000053c]
    2013-01-26 06:50:34, Error Error WRITE, 0x00000003 while gathering/applying object: File, C:Documents and SettingsHP_AdministratorLocal SettingsTemporary Internet Files [1KaXcU_oC8AOtz]. Will return 0[gle=0x00000003]
    2013-01-26 06:50:34, Error MIG Error 3 while applying object C:Documents and SettingsHP_AdministratorLocal SettingsTemporary Internet Files1KaXcU_oC8AOtz. Shell application requested abort[gle=0x00000003]
    2013-01-26 06:50:34, Error [0x08097b] MIG Abandoning apply due to error for object: C:Documents and SettingsHP_AdministratorLocal SettingsTemporary Internet Files1KaXcU_oC8AOtz[gle=0x00000003]
    2013-01-26 06:50:34, Error pUpgLayerDoOnlineApply: Apply operation failed. Error: 0x0000002C
    2013-01-26 06:50:34, Error [0x0802f5] MIG CMediaManager::Close: m_pSelectedTransport->Close(1) failed with Exception Win32Exception: Device was open with readonly access.: Access is denied. [0x00000005] void __thiscall Mig::CMediaManager::CloseTransport(int)
    void __thiscall Mig::CUNCTransport::Close(int).
    2013-01-26 06:50:34, Error MigCloseCurrentStore caught exception: Win32Exception: Device was open with readonly access.: Access is denied. [0x00000005] void __thiscall Mig::CMediaManager::CloseTransport(int)
    void __thiscall Mig::CUNCTransport::Close(int)
    2013-01-26 06:50:35, Error CONX Apply: Migration phase failed.[gle=0x00000003]

    • CE

      In my case the error was because if on icon that was on my desktop. I had 4 different user accounts and 1 that of them had an shortcut that was corrupt. I wound up deleting the extra login and any unimportant short cuts and the install went through. Remember to deauthorise I tunes and any other software you may have. All of your software will need to be reinstalled.

  • Crap, is everyone getting migration failures over some pathetic little file %UserProfile%Musicdesktop.ini?

    Windows installer is a load of malarky.

  • Thanks for the post. Proved helpful as I was upgrading from Windows 7 to 8 (to be followed by 8 to 8.1). I was getting a similar error although mine was on a bunch of shortcuts (like the "Ease of Access Center" in some folders underneath %userprofile%AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms. The shortcuts didn't exist in every profile so I copied them from another profile. I also had the same issue with some video and MP3 files in the public profiles, which were quite old and unneeded, so I deleted them. Strangely there were some DLL files as well, but I didn't touch those for fear of breaking something.

    Anyway, after recreating those shortcuts and deleting the other files, it ran well. The 8 to 8.1 update had no issues at all. Thanks for posting your issue because it pointed me in the right direction.