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Alright so I plan on dual booting my computer but have a question:

So I bought an HDD per OS, and only bought one OS. My friend has a prebuilt dell with windows 7 on it, is there a way I can duplicate its HDD to one of my fresh ones with the OS only or do I have to copy everything?

If I copy everything I will I be able to still boot into it and change things?

Last of all, how do I duplicate the disk? Can I do it for free to an external HDD and then move it to an internal HDD?
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You can only use one key at a time.

However, when duplicating anything, save it as a .iso.

EDIT:
Also, dell sends out OEM software. It would be tied to his motherboard.
    
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
You can only use one key at a time.

However, when duplicating anything, save it as a .iso.

EDIT:
Also, dell sends out OEM software. It would be tied to his motherboard.
Darn, so I'll just have to save up a bit for the other OS?
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