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Reply #45 - Jan 13th, 2006 at 11:37am
 
Additionally, the VMware P2V Assistant may be a product that could assist in migrating one PC to another.

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VMware P2V Assistant is an enterprise-class migration tool that transforms an image of an existing physical system into a VMware virtual machine. This easy-to-use market-proven tool enables fast and reliable physical to virtual machine migration for heterogeneous Windows systems ranging from Windows NT 4 to Windows Server 2003.

Source:  http://www.vmware.com/products/p2v/
 
 
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Reply #46 - Jan 31st, 2006 at 3:37pm
 
Interestingly, the Symantec article “Ghost compatibility between computers that have different hardware” (Document ID 1998120509305125) says:

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In most cases, hardware compatibility between the source and destination computers is not a problem with a Ghost image. Normally, devices that cause these problems will be those that need drivers installed. These include video cards, sound cards, modems, network interfaces, or other similar devices. If they are different on the destination computer than they are on the source computer, most versions of Windows automatically detect this difference and make the appropriate changes.

If the devices are not automatically detected by Windows and there appears to be a conflict, uninstall the conflicting devices and restart the computer. Windows should now automatically detect the appropriate hardware.

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  http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/1998120509305125&src=w
 
 
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Reply #47 - Jan 31st, 2006 at 4:24pm
 
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!  Thanks again, Pheonasm.  If Symantec is correct, this is great news, and what I (naively) assumed in the very beginning.  Thanks for staying with this and notifying the thread about this.  David
 
 
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Reply #48 - Apr 13th, 2006 at 11:09am
 
The Microsoft article How to Move a Windows XP Installation to Different Hardware will be of interest to readers of this thread.
 

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Reply #49 - Apr 25th, 2006 at 3:50pm
 
The prior link is to the article as English with some  German(?) mixed in.  I never found an all English version.  df
 
 
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Reply #50 - Apr 25th, 2006 at 3:59pm
 
cardinal23 wrote on Apr 25th, 2006 at 3:50pm:
(The notion of 'droppong' a drive into another machine still intrigues me and has been addressd quite completely in this article.) 


I'll provide details soon but I've restored an image from a Dell Optiplex to three different computers. A Dell T450, a Dell L667 and a Gateway P4 1.3 mHZ. The OS and programs worked just like the original computer. It can be done.
 
 
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Reply #51 - Apr 25th, 2006 at 6:43pm
 
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I'm impressed--and waiting for your report!
 

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Reply #52 - Apr 26th, 2006 at 5:20am
 
See

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.cgi?board=general;action=display;num=11460...

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Edited 4/4/2009 by NightOwl--above link no longer works--here's the updated link:

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Reply #53 - Aug 4th, 2006 at 8:38pm
 
Added a link in the guide to this thread, in reference to restoring an image to/from a *different* computer .. at the bottom of this page:

http://ghost.radified.com/ghost_3.htm
 
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Reply #54 - Jan 24th, 2007 at 11:11am
 
Readers of this thread may also be interested in:  Universal Imaging Utility.
 

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Reply #55 - Feb 21st, 2007 at 9:05am
 
Hi all,

What Symantec Ghost Solution Suite?  How does it differ from Norton Ghost?

I started this thread to learn about restoring an image to a different computer (because the original computer was STOLEN.)  Am I correct that Symantec Ghost Solution Suite does this?

In summary: What simply is Symantec Ghost Solution Suite  and how does it differ from Norton Ghost.  Thank you
 
 
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Reply #56 - May 17th, 2007 at 12:33am
 
I don't know if you could use the Ghost image from one setup and use it on a different setup.

I have successfully activated XP Home SP2 on a different machine than the original. Same OEM key. The only thing they had in common was they both have AMD processors; one is an Athlon Xp3000+ with VIA chipset, the other is an Athlon 64 X2 3800+ dual-core with nVidia chipset.

I've read that If it has been MORE than a few months, it is more likely to succeed.

My theory is XP Home OEM may have more leeway. I've been told that you can do it maybe 2 or 3 times before failure.

In my Windows 98 days I have done the arduous task of moving a hard drive form one machine to a totally different PC. Requires the Win98 CD to udate the drivers durring the found new hardware wizard.

In XP, I Don't know. I think XP would lock you out. Maybe I'll test it some time  :<). I have old drives I like to test on.
I just install an OS and go to town seeing how far I can push it before a crash.

If it crashes, oh well. I just wipe the drive and install the NORMAL drive.
 
 
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Reply #57 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 12:45pm
 
It's been a long time since I posted this question and many, many replies have been posted. 

Has a particular procedure emerged?
Can I restore a Ghost image to a different computer?
Just today, a client's computer died (probably a motherbard problem).  He has a Ghost image but we'll need a new computer.

How can I (can I?) restore this Ghost image onto the new computer?
I guess I should read these posts again, more carefully - but I'm taking a lazy approach.
Has anyone done this lately?
Sorry for my laziness.
 
 
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Reply #58 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 3:35pm
 
Cardinal23, it may or not may not assist you in your current circumstances, but I can report that I have restored a backup image to dissimilar hardware - namely, to a virtual machine (VMware Workstation 6.0) with hardware characteristics different from the PC upon which the image was based.  I used the “hardware independent restore” capability of ShadowProtect Dekstop 3.0, and it does in fact work.  I believe that Symantec’s Backup Exec System Recovery (aka the ‘corporate’ version of Norton Ghost 12) has similar functionality, too.

Please post your experiences in this thread, describing how you approached and solved your problem.
 

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Reply #59 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 3:46pm
 
Pleonasm wrote on Jan 10th, 2008 at 3:35pm:
but I can report that I have restored a backup image to dissimilar hardware - namely, to a virtual machine (VMware Workstation 6.0) with hardware characteristics different from the PC upon which the image was based.  I used the “hardware independent restore” capability of ShadowProtect Dekstop 3.0, and it does in fact work.  


I don't want to use Symantec’s Backup Exec System Recovery.
Can you tell me a bit about ShadowProtect Dekstop 3.0?  What is that?  Is that a competitor to Norton Ghost?

Thank you.
 
 
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