Backup/Restore Question

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by godreborn, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 10, 2009
    United States
    I have two computers. one has slightly better specs. both are running windows 10. will a disk image backup of the worse computer work on the better one? my concern is incompatible drivers. thanks!
  2. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Drivers are not really an issue these days because Windows will automatically install drivers from its store as soon as it detects a hardware change. Anything it misses, you can grab from manufacturer websites.

    You might encounter licensing issues, but since both are already on Windows 10, I don’t know if it’s actually a problem (assuming both are already licenced). If you use bitlocker, that can also cause a problem, but again that is easily fixed by disabling it before running a backup.

    Best practice is usually to clean install then reinstall any apps you need, and only copying over your user files (C:\Users\Name\) over. Nanite can install most common apps very easily for you.
    godreborn likes this.
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