I have a Lenovo E545 which I've had for a couple of years and have quite a few applications on it (under Windows 7 Pro). I acquired an identical laptop and would like to make it a backup to my original. I'm thinking that if I clone the HD and put the clone in the backup, that will transfer all my apps and I would have a basically identical machine however, I'm questioning the licensing issues. I will never be using both machines at any given time (99% of the time it would be my original), and I will be the only user of either machine. I assume that Windows will detect the different machines and not work on the backup. I'm not intending this as a violation of the license.
Second to that first question, I have a second Windows 7 Pro license and would intend to use that on the second machine, but how would I transfer (install) that license once I clone the HD of the original. I would like to avoid reloading all the applications under a new Windows install since there are a lot and I have specific settings in each.
Members' thoughts??? Thanks
Edited by hamluis, 29 April 2018 - 05:42 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Backup/Imaging - Hamluis