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Okay so if I make image of windows on 1 motherboard and then a get a new motherboard, will I be able to use that image on the new mobo? If it will, can someone tell me how to make an image of windows?
    
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If the chipset is the same it is very likely Windows will boot error-free.

I use Acronis with Windows.
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I use clonezilla it works for Linux,windows anything really.
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If the chipset is the same it is very likely Windows will boot error-free.

I use Acronis with Windows.
So if I have a h55n chipset and I get a p55 chipset, the image won't work on the p55 board?
    
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It is not as likely to work, but may fly without a problem. So you'll find out when you do it. Don't you like surprises?
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It is not as likely to work, but may fly without a problem. So you'll find out when you do it. Don't you like surprises?
Haha alright thanks, +1
    
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I have an extra hdd I use for overclock testing and I was able to move it from and x58 board to a p55 and it work alright. It's worth a try.
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If you image one MOBO that is an Intel type within the same processor family and dump it to another MOBO of similar type, all you would need to do is to either download the new drivers for the new MOBO or get the drivers for the southbride.

So Windoze OSes will not allow this or have a cap on the number of repairs or updates one can do to the hardware.
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Okay so if I make image of windows on 1 motherboard and then a get a new motherboard, will I be able to use that image on the new mobo? If it will, can someone tell me how to make an image of windows?
As long as your Windows install wasn't an upgrade you should be able to use Sysprep to do what you are planning - of course you will need to re-activate when done.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

Click on start button - go to the Run command > Type in Sysprep > Click on the Sysprep app > Choose generalize.
    
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