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When Imaging to New Machine, How Alike Do Systems Need to Be?
Scenario: I want to move all my data to a new machine. I was thinking about simply imaging the HD from my old machine to the new machine. I know that there are some things like video drivers that I'll have to update, but does the system need to have the exact same type of CPU as well or will Windows detect hardware changes after booting?
The OS in questions is Windows XP Professional, Volume License (so at least it shouldn't need any reactivation due to hardware changes).