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28 Feb 2014   #1

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A question about cloning...

My wife and I have identical Samsung NP700G7C laptops. Mine has gone completely batpoo crazy and I'm wondering if it is possible to clone her system (possibly just the OS) and put that on my laptop. I have my own Windows activation code, so I can re-activate Windows legally and our hardware is identical. Is this possible without moving around hard drives or wiping my entire system clean? This is my first experience with cloning or anything like it, so please bear with me if I ask dopey questions. Thanks!!

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28 Feb 2014   #2

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Yes that's possible. Of course you must wipe your system partition. Or at least make a new partition from clone.

Symbolically you want to put your wife's harddrive in your machine? Did you save/backup your important documents you want to keep already?

Cloning is only possible with source and destination both attached to same system. This is not easy to do because your wife's harddrive is internal.

You better make a backup image on your wife's laptop to external drive.
On your laptop restore the image.

Any questions so far?
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28 Feb 2014   #3

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After having done #2 the system boots up succesfully most of the time. If there is a driver problem then do Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap to make it bootable. Check device manager if all is fine.
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