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Cloning from a laptop pc to desktop pc

by pdwivedi / December 10, 2007 3:05 PM PST

i am using an ibm laptop with win xp o.s. & 40GB hard disk and i have an external 80GB usb hard disk. i want to transfer all the settings and data to transfer from laptop to desktop using norton ghost software.Is it possible to take the ghost image of the laptop in my usb disk & then restore the image on desktop pc ? please help!

regards
pdwivedi

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Yes it is possible and Ghost can do it
by lacsr / December 10, 2007 8:16 PM PST

BUT WinXP will not run on the desktop after doing that. So what is the main idea for this question? If you just want to get the data, then there are ways for that. If you want to actually use the OS after transferring, then you will need to run a reinstall of Windows XP on the desktop.

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Cloning from a laptop pc to desktop pc
by pdwivedi / December 11, 2007 11:50 AM PST

you mean to say for getting everything transffred from one pc to another pc,I need to install win xp on the newer pc and cloning of OS is not possible?


regards
pdwivedi

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You can clone the OS but it won't boot proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2007 11:57 AM PST

It will also want to "activate" on the new hardware. It's part of Microsoft's antipiracy tools.

Bob

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Why not the files and settings wizard?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2007 11:33 PM PST

The OS will fail to boot and will want to activate, plus you will spend days trying to fix that so why not just move the files and settings?

More at http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/fast.php

Bob

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Cloning from a laptop pc to desktop pc
by pdwivedi / December 16, 2007 12:06 PM PST

thanks .but I also want to know if i want to have backup of my pc forever so that in case any crash occurs and if i want to restore every thing including OS then is it possible? or for the same pc also i need to install the os then transfer the settings using file setting and transfer wizard.

regards
pdwivedi

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(NT) Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2007 12:37 AM PST
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