Moving CC to new PC

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Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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If I buy a new PC and clone my entire Win10 OS to a new C: drive, would my subscription recognise the hardware change and be invalid, or stay running as is?

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Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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The new PC probably won't be able to boot from a drive cloned from another computer.

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Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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Oh... I thought that was the point of software like 'Macrium Reflect'?

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Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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I have used Macreium Reflect,  Acronis, and EaseUS  Todo.

 

The main purpose of cloning is to be able to restore to the same computer.

Restoring to a different computer, no matter what the software claims, is hit or miss.  It doesn't always work as advertised. 

 

It would be best to do a clean installation of Windows and then install the proper drivers and software.

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Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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Yeah, I see what you mean; it's cloning not just my stack of software, but the drivers for the hardware I put it on, and that's not going to match the new chassis.

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I had a problem and used my full backup to go to a new computer with the same brand & model motherboard... and everything had to be re-activated since each motherboard has a hardware coded identifier... and once Win10 was reactivated all the programs did the same

 

For my situation it was quicker than doing fresh installs, but still not really a seamless operation

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