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  • I am due a replacement Dell Laptop due to the previous one being broken. I have several backups of the old one on myWHS, am I able to restore this on the new Laptop.
    Both laptops will be the same specification.
    Thanks
    Monday, March 30, 2009 10:35 AM

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  • I am due a replacement Dell Laptop due to the previous one being broken. I have several backups of the old one on myWHS, am I able to restore this on the new Laptop.
    Both laptops will be the same specification.
    Thanks
    You should be able to restore the old laptop on the new one in this case.

    In the general case, where you're restoring from one computer to another with different hardware, it's fairly difficult to get Windows working again, because the hardware differences mean that you need different drivers for a lot of basic functionality. Windows Home Server can't change the drivers in a restored disk, so restoring to different hardware requires a high degree of technical skill.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, March 30, 2009 11:49 AM
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