Switching computers help please!

  wilson4567 18:32 10 Sep 2006

Hi i am selling my current laptop next week but i have one thing to do first.
The laptop i am going to buy is from a friend and has no operating system installed, so is it possible if i could copy all of the contents from my current hard drive to the new laptops hard drive inc the os.

Would the new laptop boot from it?
Would it work?


  DieSse 18:40 10 Sep 2006

What OS are we talking about?

Is it an OEM or a retail copy?

  wilson4567 19:03 10 Sep 2006

sorry i am running windows xp pro sp2

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:41 10 Sep 2006

If FULL retail copy then you can transfer the license to the new laptop.

however the drivers for the old laptop will NOT work for the new one.

A fressh install is the safest option but:-
Drivers to disable BEFORE changing motherboard
click here

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