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Phil_efc
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can I put a cloned hard drive from a G56 into a new HP laptop?

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I wish to purchase another HP laptop. I have cloned the original laptop (G56) and want to put it in the new one. This will keep all licence keys, serial ids and software.

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Using a cloned hard drive or SSD from a different PC typically will not work.  It might possibly still boot and correct itself but I would not count on it.  The hardware of the old PC would have to be very close or identical to the new PC.  Most times it will no work.


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@Phil_efc,

The WIN 10 digital license is embedded into the laptop.

There is migration software that is supposed to be able to migrate installed software and product keys (read their disclaimer). I suggest you contact the vendor.

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I forgot about the Windows rights but as @wb2001 mentions the digital license is linked to the hardware.  If the previous PC (G56) had a Windows OS, which I assume it did/does, the digtial signature of the PC will not match the digital license and therefore it will not activate.  In other words you would need a new product key.


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Thanks for your reply. Is there any way of copying all software and licence keys to a new laptop>

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Thanks for your answer. When you say 'migration software', do you mean for each individual piece of software, orWindows or HP (who made the laptop in the first place) ?

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Thanks for that. The G65 had Windows 7 which has been upgraded to Windows 10. Any new laptop would have Windows 10, which as you say, would have a new licence key. I'm looking for a way to copy all other software and keys to another HP laptop. Software such as Windows Office 2016, Outlook, Norton 360 all of which have their own set of licence keys. I'm looking for a way to copy them all across with their relevant keys.

 

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@Phil_efc,

Did you not read this?

There is migration software that is supposed to be able to migrate installed software and product keys (read their disclaimer). I suggest you contact the vendor.

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Sorry missed that bit the first time. I've had a look at the site and EaseUS Todo PCTrans has some favourable reviews. Windows East Transfer is not available for Windows 10. However, Intel and Microsoft both recommend PCmover.

 

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PC mover has claimed to be able to transfer software from one PC to another but I have not used it.  It would be effective you you still had the software to reinstall on the new PC and then just use the license keys on the new installs.

 

If you do use PC mover or another software, please report back as to what was used and how well it work.  I am sure others would be interested in that information, too.

 

BTW: you can run Belarc Advisor on the Windows 10 install that has all of the software and it will retrieve the product keys.

https://www.belarc.com/en/products_belarc_advisor


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