Norton Ghost

nokiauk

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Has anyone tried using Norton Ghost to copy a fresh XP install to another machine? If so was it successful?
 

leedogg

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I doubt it would work properly, unless you were using the same mobo/chipset on both pc's.
 

SPeedY_B

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Theoretically speaking it would be possible, but as soon as you boot up the machine you copied it onto, you're going to need to install new drivers for all the "new" hardware which windows finds. Then you're going to have to activate it again.

You're better off just installing XP onto the new machine from scratch.
 

nokiauk

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SPeedY_B said:
Theoretically speaking it would be possible, but as soon as you boot up the machine you copied it onto, you're going to need to install new drivers for all the "new" hardware which windows finds. Then you're going to have to activate it again.

You're better off just installing XP onto the new machine from scratch.
I wish I could but the laptop in question has no cd drive as it was removable and I have lost it.
 

Friend of Bill

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Never tried coping to another machine. I've cloned to another hard drive and done the regular backup stuff and copied to CDR. I'm sure if the hardware were different then you would run into problems as mentioned.
 

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It's possible, but you will need to run SYSPREP on Windows XP before copying it to the other computer. Otherwise, you will not be able to activate it on the new machine (Identical SIDS).
 

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