posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 08:14 AM
Of course Windows is not designed to be moved around like this. You might get it to work by just putting it in the computer but to be safe you should
do some preparation to the system before attempting to move it to new hardware. This process is mostly command line driven though.
If it was me id have downloaded windows AIK and used it to create a windows PE boot disk with imagex installed as an extra using oscdimg.
Then used sysprep with the generalize option to clear out all of the old settings while leaving the installed programs intact.
Then booted off the Pe disk and used image x to create a WIM file of the installation that could be stored on an external drive.
Then id have put the drive in the new computer, booted off PE and used diskpart to clean the drive and create a new partition.
then use imagex to apply the wim file to the clean drive , made it bootable and restart.
Thats how you can swap to another system without having to re-install, plus you keep all of your installed programs. But its not for the faint hearted
edit on 8-10-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)