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Hey guys, so I have my desktop install just the way I want it, Rainmeter, transparency, etc... And I was wondering if it would be possible to clone the disk and transfer it to my laptop. The problem would be that I have files laced into the 1TB drive and the SSD, so I think I would have to copy the whole OS. Also, the chipsets are different, the laptop (don't laugh) is an M11X with a SU7300, I highly doubt that's backwards compatible. Does Windows have a restore from external backup option?


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You'd have one hell of a mess as far as drivers go. Why not just download rainmeter, set transparency and all that jazz to how you like it?
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You'd have one hell of a mess as far as drivers go. Why not just download rainmeter, set transparency and all that jazz to how you like it?
I guess I could, that would take longer though. I see what you mean about the drivers though. So I guess it's the only option.

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I guess I could, that would take longer though. I see what you mean about the drivers though. So I guess it's the only option.

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It would turn out to be a bigger headache if you cloned it, believe me. Been there, done that
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It would not be difficult at all if you cloned it to your laptop drive, booted it with your desktop and stripped it of all the drivers and then put it in your laptop to install drivers.

I don't see anything wrong with doing it that way.
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It would not be difficult at all if you cloned it to your laptop drive, booted it with your desktop and stripped it of all the drivers and then put it in your laptop to install drivers.

I don't see anything wrong with doing it that way.
Well, I just reinstalled everything the normal way on my lappy, so I guess it's OK, rep to you too though.
    
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You'd have to trash all of the drivers then install new ones...
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you can try doing a sysprep -generalize and then capture the hard drive for imaging.

I'm not sure how this will affect your settings however. Sysprep is intended more for mass deployment of a template image.
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I will do it my way if I ever have to do it
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It would not be difficult at all if you cloned it to your laptop drive, booted it with your desktop and stripped it of all the drivers and then put it in your laptop to install drivers.

I don't see anything wrong with doing it that way.
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