Posted 12 September 2010 - 09:53 PM
I currently have a Lenovo laptop that is running Windows Vista Professional. I have a complete image (OS, programs, and files) on an external hard drive. My Lenovo system has been acting erratic of late. When I tried to boot it today, it said the registry was corrupt, and it wouldn't load the OS. I was able to use the recovery console in order to get it back up and running.
My question is, if the Lenovo system dies, can I use that image on any new laptop from a different manufacturer? If not, would I have to buy a new Lenovo system to use the image? Or is this the only computer that the image can be reloaded on?