Seriously? Millions of people are going to be MAD.
OK, I should have researched this first, but was trying to get a new laptop ready in a hurry to replace an XP machine with problems. I blew thru the 8.0 install and updated to 8.1. THEN, when I could not get WET to give me a network option, I found that has been removed in 8.1. So I copied the migration file from the XP machine to the new 8.1 laptop, only to find that migration is not supported. I should have stopped at 8.0, done the migration, then upgraded to 8.1. Seriously?
There has to be a way without doing it the old way.
Any ideas are appreciated. I googled extensively and kept coming up with snarky, arrogant responses from a Microsoft MVP by the name of Shenan Stanley that were in no way helpful, so I turned to the guys I know will help if they can.