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    Hi guys!

    Just a quick one for specialists here

    I have 2 notebooks... One is without OS and one is running WinXP PRO... I would like to transfer this XP machine to notebook without OS...

    What application do I have to use for cloning machine? Will norton ghost do it? What are other apps that are able to do this?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: Cloning notebook

    Hi there,
    I found Acronis true image server version 9 very good. Its very simple to use and does backup, restore, cloning and copying for you with very easy interface
    cheers

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    • #3
      Re: Cloning notebook

      Thanks!

      I`m downloading trial now...

      Will try to do it...

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      • #4
        Re: Cloning notebook

        Please note you MUST have a valid license for Windows XP Pro on the second laptop. Also, if the first is running an OEM copy, you are breaching your license agreement if you put it onto a different Motherboard.

        IMHO you would be best to buy an official product and install it from scratch.

        Tom
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        • #5
          Re: Cloning notebook

          Are both notebooks the same model?
          If not, then you should not clone. You will have problems with drivers, and the system may not even boot.

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          • #6
            Re: Cloning notebook

            It isn't mentioned here, So I'll bring it up as my 1st post here:

            If you are going to clone any Windows system, you should use Microsofts SYSPREP program (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en)

            As other posts here mention, if your hardware is different (and even if it isn't) sysprep will do a few things that REALLY make a clone work better.

            A. New SID's (yeah, other programs do this too)
            B. It runs "mini-setup", You know the part of the windows install that checks what hardware you have? That part runs when your clone is run for the 1st time. So unless your clone has IDE/SATA/SCSI/etc, changing to a completely different disk system, that might cause a boot problem as mentioned in this thread.

            BTW, including the i386 folder (and SP's) for your clone to access really helps IMO.

            Other links about sysprep:
            http://www.petri.com/download_w2k_sysprep.htm
            http://www.petri.com/activate_with_s...tallations.htm

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            • #7
              Re: Cloning notebook

              Originally posted by Ossian View Post
              Please note you MUST have a valid license for Windows XP Pro on the second laptop. Also, if the first is running an OEM copy, you are breaching your license agreement if you put it onto a different Motherboard.

              IMHO you would be best to buy an official product and install it from scratch.

              Tom
              This is an excellent point when you consider most laptops come with an OEM version of the O/S.
              1 1 was a racehorse.
              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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