Re: Copy hard drive and activation
This is the last table I have seen for Vista.
Component Class Name Default Weight
IDE Adaptor 3
Physical OS Hard Drive Serial # 11
Display Adaptor 1
SCSI Adaptor 2
Audio Adaptor 2
Network Adaptor MAC Address 2
RAM Amount Range (i.e. 0-512mb, 512-1GB) 1
BIOS ID ('0' always matches) 9
"John Barnes" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I can only speak for RC1 and my experiences, but if you install a Ghost
>image on a different HD you will shortly be told to activate within 3 days
>due to hardware changes. Vista does use the HD as the prime determiner of
> "Andrew Tapp" <AndrewTapp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Up until now, using Windows XP Pro, i have periodically (at least every
>> and sometimes twice) used Ghost to copy the contents of my laptop drive
>> to a
>> second hard drive. In the case of a failure i am able to remove the
>> hard drive and replace it with the second hard drive and continue as if
>> nothing had happened.
>> I would assume that i am able to still do this under Windows Vista
>> (with a version of Ghost that works under Vista). However what are the
>> implications regarding activation, does it behave like XP and allow me to
>> continue without question on the second hard drive in the event of
>> failure of
>> the first.
>> Many thanks.