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How to make a generic windows install IMAGE to move from PC to PC for testing?

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How do i do this? SO that i dont get BSOD?

Every time i install windows it installs driver for specific mobo's so moving the Drive to another PC will just give BSOD?
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What verstion of Windows? XP does not like different motherboard drivers.
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Originally Posted by ollie007;13574981 
How do i do this? SO that i dont get BSOD?

Every time i install windows it installs driver for specific mobo's so moving the Drive to another PC will just give BSOD?

You don't. You remove the old drivers and install the proper drivers BEFORE you move it.

Win 7 is better about it than XP is and will sometimes grab the correct generic drivers for the mobo.
 
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win7x64
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Use Seagate Discwizard to clone a drive.
    
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Originally Posted by Shrimpykins;13575048 
You don't. You remove the old drivers and install the proper drivers BEFORE you move it.

Win 7 is better about it than XP is and will sometimes grab the correct generic drivers for the mobo.

what files and folders do i need to delete to let windows use generic ones?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH;13575064 
Use Seagate Discwizard to clone a drive.

just using the same drive to test various systems
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Originally Posted by ollie007;13575049 
win7x64

Should work just fine.
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Originally Posted by ollie007;13575084 
just using the same drive to test various systems

You might be seeing the IDE/AHCI blue screen.
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Acronis True Image Home has a feature meant specifically for this. Basically create the image with the software you want on it and create a backup with Acronis. When you need to install that same image on a different machine you usse the Acronis boot media to restore and select the 'Universal Restore' option. It will then prompt you with a window to browse for the drivers of the new system that you are restoring to. You simply need to have the drivers extracted and in a location available to the machine you are trying to restore.
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Originally Posted by DannyM;13575118 
Should work just fine.



You might be seeing the IDE/AHCI blue screen.

thats what i was afraid of !!
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