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How to copy windows xp install to macbook pro (or other different laptop hardware)

How to copy windows xp install to macbook pro (or other different laptop hardware)

I apologize if this is the wrong location for this question, I believe these sorts of questions are applicable to broader IT professionals.

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Guest [Entry]

The new laptop yuo buy will have a copy of vista on it. You can then ghost the machine, fix the driver problems and call Microsoft to reactiviate. I wouldn't recomend this as you could probably re-install the apps on a 64 bit version of vista and get better performance. I wouldn't go the macbook option unless you are stuck with it. In which case you will have to buy a copy of vista, find a copy of XP, buy vmware for the mac, migrate the vm and cal microsoft for the activation. Since you have a retail version of vista you can say you are using your downgrade rights to run the vm.
Guest [Entry]

"Macrium Reflect is the best solution I've seen. You can create a bootable CD to restore your Macrium Image file to a chosen hard drive.

Your XP will probably chuck a wobbly trying to boot into different hardware. Vista and 7 are more forgiving about booting in different hardware configurations, but XP - not so much.

If your CPU and chipset are roughly similar, you should be able to image your installation and whatnot from another computer.

You might also have better luck using the Transfer Files and Settings Wizard."
"Macrium Reflect is the best solution I've seen. You can create a bootable CD to restore your Macrium Image file to a chosen hard drive.

Your XP will probably chuck a wobbly trying to boot into different hardware. Vista and 7 are more forgiving about booting in different hardware configurations, but XP - not so much.

If your CPU and chipset are roughly similar, you should be able to image your installation and whatnot from another computer.

You might also have better luck using the Transfer Files and Settings Wizard."