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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:28 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:11 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:47 PM
Recovery disks are tied up a specific computer model with a specific OS on it so unless both laptops are identical you can't use recovery disks from Vista laptop on Win 7 laptop.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:52 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:54 AM
FWIW: Cloning does not sound like what you want to attempt. Cloning is an alternative system safety/backup/recovery mechanism that makes an identical copy of a partition/drive. With a laptop, which is an OEM system, that clone will only be useful when employed with the same system reflecting the O/S, drivers, settings, and equipment...as the system in which the cloned drive exists.
So...you can never take a hard from system A...clone it...and expect it to work properly in system B...unless systems A and B are exactly alike in hardware, versions of Windows and accompanying licenses.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:56 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:48 PM
Any "downgrade" desired by a system owner...can only be obtained by a clean install of the desired O/S...or the use of previously issued/made recovery disks on a system where an upgrade has taken place.
Attendant with such should be the realization that drivers for an older O/S are not necessarily readily available at the website of the system manufacturer...since there seems little point in developing drivers for older O/Ses...on systems which have been manufactured with the intent of installing Windows 7 and later O/Ses.
OEMs don't look backwards when planning their product support services.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:33 PM
Edited by hamluis, 27 November 2012 - 05:35 PM.
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