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Windows 7: Can I move drive with Win7 easily to backup computer w/o activation?

09 Nov 2012   #11
jacobsee

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Thanks for everyone's help, I think this solution will work well for us!


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10 Nov 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

You can check in advance if the installation will boot on the backup PC but it's not to be expected. To assure it will you can SysPrep it first, capture a backup image, then use the image to move to the backup.

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