-So, I have an older laptop that had vista installed in it.
-HD packed it in......
-Went and bought another HD and tried to install windows.
-Turns out my cd-drive will not read(boot) the vista disks(made a few different disk on different brands of dvd's, nothing works) I made up.
-My desktop will however, read them just fine so I know its a good bootable disk.
-----Also know a legit copy of vista will work as the guy at the PC shop stuck his in and it booted... then said something rediculous like "if you want me to go any further, ima gonna have to charge you" I said heck no, and took my lappy to go.
-Me, bieng the cheapo I am, decided I was going to buy a USB HD enclouser and install windows vista to my lappy hd using the enlouser thru my desktop pc.
-This however did not go as planned, as the vista instillation will not allow me to install windows thru a USB'ed HD.
I am now at a point were I dont much care what operating system I have on my lappy, I just want to be able to use it again.
My question to you.
Is there a way that I can basicly clone my entire pc(windows 7) and put it on the hd(thru the HD caddy) in such a way that I can then take it out of the caddy and put it in the lappy, fire it up and essentially just have an exact clone of my desktop? My thinking here, is then I can use the recovery disk that came with my desktop to then revert my lappy to a "clean install" of windows 7?
Thanks in advance for all the help,
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