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copy Win 8.1 from PC1 to PC2

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1

    copy Win 8.1 from PC1 to PC2


    I want to copy windows 8.1 from one PC to another and then delete it from the first PC.

    How do I do this?

    Thanks for help.
    Bill Mead
    Last edited by meadbd; 07 Dec 2013 at 12:16. Reason: wrong win no.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    1) Use Sysprep.
    System Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
    than
    2) Clone the old HDD to new HDD.
    How to clone your old drive to a new drive.
    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    If it was originally pre installed by the manufacturer, you can't. OEM versions are non transferable. If it's a full Retail version just do a clean install on the new second PC and wipe the drive on the original. You may have to activate by phone but that shouldn't be a problem once you tell them its only installed on one PC.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1

    copy Win 8.1 from PC1 to PC2


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    1) Use Sysprep.
    System Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
    than
    2) Clone the old HDD to new HDD.
    How to clone your old drive to a new drive.
    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
    theog,
    thanks for the information---will look at Sysprep
    Bill
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If it was originally pre installed by the manufacturer, you can't. OEM versions are non transferable. If it's a full Retail version just do a clean install on the new second PC and wipe the drive on the original. You may have to activate by phone but that shouldn't be a problem once you tell them its only installed on one PC.
    alphanumeric,
    I update from Win7 to Win8 and then updated to Win8.1
    Thia I want on my new PC.
    Thanks for your response.
    Bill
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