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Best way to transfer a cloned hard drive to new laptop

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:43 AM

Hi guys.


A few days ago my HP laptop died (Motherboard) and I cannot find a replacement anywhere (HP G6-1220sa). Luckily a few days before this happened, I made a full clone of my Hard drive. I have bought a new laptop but it is an ASUS. My understanding is that if I put the cloned drive into the ASUS, there will be many problems. Is there another way of having it up and working with hardly any changes? Or is the only option the reinstalling all of my old programs etc and just transfer important files over by connecting the old drive up to the new one by USB?


What is the best that would happen if I put the cloned drive in to the new laptop?


Thanks in advance.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:51 AM

Since the OS license of the cloned drive is based on your hardware ID of the HP even if you could get it to work, which would be a chore because of the different drivers, your Windows 10 license would not activate as it would see the new hardware on the ASUS. You need to reinstall your old programs and transfer your important files onto the new computer.

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