Winclone and Windows serial

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mais78, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Mais78 macrumors regular

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    Hi, if I use Winclone to transfer my Windows installation from my Mac Mini (to be sold) to my new MacBook Pro (BTW can i do that if the hardware is different??), do I have to enter the Windows serial again?
    Asking because I have a OEM Windows version and I hear that you can install multiple times but only on the same machine.

    Thanks
     
  2. =E= macrumors regular

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    I don't know if it has changed now, but last year when I used Winclone, I had to re enter the serial into my Windows installation.
    I tried installing from a Mac mini onto an iMac and it worked, but there are different bootcamp drivers for different computers, so expect to fix that by yourself....
     
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Windows 7 or earlier you might get away with it
    If it's Windows 8 or higher you'll have a problem.
     
  4. Mais78 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks both. I thought that the drivers would be different, probably a fresh install is better.
     

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