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Desktop to Laptop Duplication

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Scenario: Desktop (2.4ghz P-IV, 2-10krpm Raptor drives, 1gb RAM, and all my software, shortcuts, customizations, etc. In other words just how I want it in WinXP-Pro SR-1.) Then there's my laptop, a used SONY VAIO FX270 with WinME purchased on eBay. Removed the 20gb hard drive, installed an 80gb 5400rpm Hitachi and I want the laptop to be a duplicate of the desk top.

Took a huge gamble. I Ghosted the C partition of the desktop, and cloned it on to the laptop. Restarted the machine. Obviously it wouldn't start due to tons of hardware conflicts. So I applied the advice above, went into Repair Existing Window XP System, and 40 minutes later, my laptop is identical to my desktop without having to install a single piece of program software.

Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles.

I have two more laptops to clone. Hallelujah for this recommendation! Thank you!!!
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