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Automatic Repair loop on W8.1 with an SSD

  1. #51


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    If you install the system a second time on the PC, you need an extra product key. It will run for 30 days but then one of your systems will shut down.

    Your SSD was all mucked up. Even Macrium could not deal with it.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1


    Hmm, so if I make the image it will ask for the key on the hard drive I recover the image to.. didn't except that.
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  3. #53


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Icycold View Post
    Hmm, so if I make the image it will ask for the key on the hard drive I recover the image to.. didn't except that.
    If you only keep 1 system, then no. That is considered a transfer. But if you want to permanently run 2 of the same system on the PC, then you need 2 keys.

    It is the same if e.g. you want to run a second same system in virtual or from a USB stick. That is the disadvantage with Windows. With Linux you do not have that problem.

    Why would you want this second system anyhow. It will only give you grief.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1


    No what I meant to do is save this IMg for the day my ssd fails and I can just recover it on my hdd and throw away the ssd. So it is just 1 system. Ocz ssds have a high failure rate. Heck, the company even filed for bankruptcy.

    Anyways, thanks for everything to you both I'll mark this thread as solved when I get home.
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  5. #55


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    For your purpose you make images - and make those frequently that you are always up-to-date. A duplicte installation will not help you much in a year from now. This will be all old stuff.

    Btw: I have 3 OCZs - the oldest from 2008, the youngest fro 2011 - and they are all still working.
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