But there are some apps that lock to the machine. You didn't reveal this application so I can't guess if it used my favorite lock. That is the network card's MAC address.
I have norton ghost and tried to make a clone of my hard drive. Well i bought all of the same EXACT hardware for a second machine to ensure the two would match. I made a copy with Norton Ghost 2003. I installed the harddrive and windows 98 boots up and everything seems ok except for the main program that i needed to boot. It tries to load and then suddently goes to a black screen. I've tried putting the origional hard drive into the new hardware to see if i could dupliate hte problem and no, the program loads fine in both systems. Its only my copy hard drive which will not boot the program (again everything else loads). I even bought the same hard drive to ensure conformity. At this point i'm somewhat confused as what to try next. Somehow Norton must NOT be making an EXACT copy of the hard drive's contents. Any suggestions?