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Windows7 Full System Backup - Bare metal Restore (maybe diff specs)

Windows7 Full System Backup - Bare metal Restore (maybe diff specs)

I have a HP desktop for development work that I picked up at local supermarket, its Quad core, 2gb RAM, onboard NVidia graphics etc.. pretty much run of the mill. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM.

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"From my experience, I would just image the partition, and if you have to restore to a different system, just hope it works. At least that's been my experience with similar situations and older versions of Windows. I'd hope that 7 handles hardware changes better than previous versions (not knocking those versions, just that things should get better over time).

If you decided to upgrade to a completely new system - while you still have the old system - I'd try the following:

Swap drives, if it works - great.
Restore your image to the drive in the original system.
Swap a few (or one) piece of hardware at a time.

Perhaps someone else has better tips? Maybe using a PXE tool?"