I would like to be able to clone and change out the hard drives in a mission critical PC in our mill. The PC is running XP SP3. When I attempt to change the hard drives, it triggers a Windows re-activation. Is there any way to "normalize" the hardware configuration to allow me to "start from scratch" with my allowable hardware changes.
This is a very brief description of the problem so that the experts who want to help me can do so with a minimum of reading and fuss. My first post below will be a much more involved description of the entire problem.