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Deploy 8.1 to new computer from a Macrium Image


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#1 medab1

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 07:43 PM

My computer is getting old.

I save complete system images to a USB using Macrium Reflect.

I chatted with Microsoft Support about whether I can use a full system image to redeploy 8.1 Pro to a new computer if needed.

They said yes & it will automatically get activated. :)

 

I have a Microsoft account.

 

Just thought I would pass this along.

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 07:56 PM

The problem you may have an issue with is the new hardware requiring a different set of drivers be it chipset, graphics, networking, etc. The free version of Macrium does not allow one to deploy to new hardware but the paid version does although I have no experience using Redeploy. See the following link.

 

http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Re-deploying+Windows+to+new+hardware+using+Macrium+ReDeploy

 

Sorry if you are already familiar with this. 



#3 axe0

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 07:11 AM

Hi medab1,

 

Redeploying an image onto a different system is not recommended, mainly drivers are becoming an issue then as JohnC_21 has mentioned.

The best would be to use a clean installation instead.


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