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Is it possible to copy all the data in the C drive of a machine to the C drive of another machine (which has totally different hardware) and then boot the new machine with it?

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closed as off topic by Ward, HopelessN00b, Dave M, Michael Hampton, joeqwerty Feb 15 '13 at 19:39

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If the other machines is similar in hardware then it sometimes works. If not search for imaging tools, windows AIK, WIM images, sysprep etc etc. – Hennes Feb 15 '13 at 16:52

I've done that maybe 7-8 times on different computers. In all of my experience trying to do this, I ended up with a blue screen crash. Some computers were totally different, some were pretty similar (Dell Latitude D630 and D630c)..

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