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Is there a program that can safely transfer the entire contents of my HD to a new Pc with a blank HD.

This to include the Os, Programs, folders etc.

Present Pc is Dell Xp home Sp2 with activation code, but with no Win Cd.

Can I assume there will be no validation problems with Ms, presumably the new processor will indicate that this is not the original Pc.

I am trying to avoid Vista and as most new Pcs now come with it installed, this seems a way to keep Xp on a shop built Pc.

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The cloning isn't a problem, that's easy.
However your installation will be tied to the existing board and there's every possibility that when you connect it to the new board and fire it up, it'll show you a blue screen and refuse to do anything. To remedy this situation would require a Windows Repair from the XP CD.
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No, that would be illegal. The OEM version of XP currently on the Dell is tied to that machine and is not relocatable. You will need to buy a new copy of XP to have a legal version on the new computer.
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