The laptops with supplied OSes are LOCKED to that hardware and when moved will not boot or ACTIVATE.
As to copying the hard disk, that is easy. Look up Acronis, DriveCopy, Ghost and many others.
"After shredding how would i move the OS back to the Laptop if it is completly empty."
This makes no sense at all. The drive would be as it was at the beginning of the operation. Maybe if you revealed the issues and goals something else can be offered.
XP pro is on a preinstalled partition (i have the recovery disks only) on my laptop.
Which is the best / easiest way to copy the OS only, to my other pc, prior to shredding the current HD
After shredding how would i move the OS back to the Laptop if it is completly empty.
Hope this makes sence!!
The reason i asked is that formating does not remove all the information. the disk is nearly full. would shredding give me much more space?
The laptop is my main server in the home.