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I have a older Windows 7 computer; just bought a new Windows 7 computer. I would like to move it over from old to new with Acronis, but I've tried it three times but it gets stuck. I've looked through Acronis KB, but it's pretty much basic.

Does anyone have a couple ideas?

Thanks.
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by:rindi
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First of all, if your OS is Windows 7 OEM, which pretty much every pre-installed OS is, you won't be able to move an OS from one PC to the other, you'll get activation issues, unless you live in the EU or Switzerland, where you can usually reactivate it by phone.

If it isn't OEM, then you'll have to check whether there is a Restore to different hardware option (or similar). This will remove your old drivers and you can usually also inject the drivers for your new hardware. But I don't know whether acronis has that option included, or if you need an optional addon for that. Paragon products have that included in their products, at least those that aren't free...

But even if there is such an option, you will also have to make sure that there are drivers available for Windows 7 for your hardware.
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Both of them are Dell's.  Acronis  claims that you go fromA  to B with any computer.

As I said, three times I've backed it up and then restored with a new computer. Is there anything else that I am forgot?

Thanks!
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Even if both are Dell's, an OEM version is "married" to the original PC. You aren't allowed to move it to another PC even if it is a dell, or if you live in the region I mentioned above.

And as I mentioned, you need the drivers for the new PC, With new hardware it is possible that Windows 7 is no longer supported, and you need to use the different hardware option of acronis, if that is available with that product. I don't use acronis as I find it less good than the Paragon products (which are also less expensive).
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