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I've a ton of migrations and have always wondered if there was a way to migrate an entire Windows installation from one computer to a completely different hardware set up with apps and all and not have Windows completely choke. I've heard there are issues with the HAL.dll file and registry if it is attempted. I know the best thing to do is do all the installs on a new system and migrate working data, and other backed files. This is my standard approach but I was just curious. I've heard of tools that will migrate accounts, profiles and permissions for servers but that isn't exactly the same thing as a desktop.

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You could migrate the OS to a virtual machine, but migrating it to a new hardware platform, it might work but you will definitely run into some hardware or software compatibility issues.

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