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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:37 PM
Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:52 AM
Cloning an OS drive for use in another PC has two problems.
1. Unless it is an exactly identical hardware configuration, you probably will not be able to make it work properly due to low-level drivers that are unique set up based on your motherboard. You will need to do a complete reinstall of Windows.
2. The OEM license is not transferrable to a new motherboard.
Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:38 AM
........and what the others have said. You might successfully migrate the XP install to new hardware, but it won't activate. Almost every big OEM WIN OS from XP up is hard keyed to the BIOS
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