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Move backup image to new PC
Apr 19th, 2008 at 4:37pm
 
I have an HP computer with Windows XP.  It came from the factory with an OEM version of XP installed on the C: drive, and a Recovery partition on the D: drive containing the version of XP installed on the C: drive.  I do not have a Windows installation CD.  It is my understanding that if I get a new computer, I will not be able to move or install my XP version to the new computer. I have Ghost 9.0, and have had no trouble making a backup image of my hard drive to an external drive and in restoring that image to the C: drive.  Is there any reason why I could not use my Norton Ghost to restore the backup image on my external drive to a new computer?  Thank you
 
 
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Re: Move backup image to new PC
Reply #1 - Apr 20th, 2008 at 11:14am
 
Hi dajudge,

    Greetings!!!

If you have a valid image on the external drive boot the computer with the symantec recovery disk(SRD) and then you can recover.

Try this out:
KB title : How to restore a drive using the recovery environment
Document ID: 2004072822094462
Last Modified: 03/19/2008

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/powerquest.nsf/0/c41113a0d4e51bbf88256ee000...

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Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2008 at 11:23am
 
Hi.

There are many threads which address this. I am trying to find some of the better ones. Not sure if Ghost 9 is up to the job. Maybe Ghost 12 or 14 would be better.

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1207583695/8#8

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1190053581/20#20

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1201124695

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1136486359

keywords to search for would be: ghost hardware different restore

Doh! Ajay beat me to it. He must have the faster fingers.
 
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Reply #3 - Apr 20th, 2008 at 4:23pm
 
Dajudge, I do not believe that this is a technical problem, but a licensing issue.  My understanding is that an OEM copy of Windows XP cannot be installed on a PC other than the one on which it was originally installed by the manufacturer.
 

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Reply #4 - Apr 20th, 2008 at 4:34pm
 
I want to thank everyone who replied to my query.  Your comments were most helpful, and I learned a great deal.
 
 
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Reply #5 - Apr 21st, 2008 at 6:27am
 
Hi dajudge,

   Greetings!!!

   Welcome always  Smiley

Rad : thanks for the oppurtunity  Smiley
 

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