Winclone and Windows serial

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

  1. Mais78 macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2014
    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.

  2. =E= macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2013
    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

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    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 6502

    Dec 1, 2014
    Thanks both. I thought that the drivers would be different, probably a fresh install is better.

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