cloning from an identical machine
Posted on 2012-09-06
Hi, and thanks for any insight
I have a client who had a computer with a very nasty infection that brought the computer down. The malware and subsequent cleaning destroyed the OS, so I copied the data attempted a restore from the restore partition. But the restore fails with a bad-system-config error.
My client has a number of identical machines used for various purposes. I was wondering if I simply cloned one of those to the disk from the infected computer whether the recovery partition from that clone would operate normally, and once the recovery is complete, whether the restored partition would run as the correctly licensed OS.
Any knowledge of the anticipated results would be helpful. I'm thinking it would not be a problem, but I'm not sure.
The machine is a HP/Compaq 6000 PRO Microtower with Win 7 Pro.
Thanks in advance for your insights.