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[Discuss] restoring Windows on different hardware

>   For reasons we don't understand, Windows memorizes which IDE/ATA
>   controller it was installed on and fails to boot in case the
> I recently moved an old Windows XP drive to new hardware. After the move
> the OS crashed on boot. I figured maybe it needed a different HAL
> >> Windows probably won't run, without difficulty, on a new system after
> >> a restore.
> >
> > This is just as true for Linux as it is for Windows. If the hardware is
> > different, or if the BIOS/EFI is configured differently, then the initrd
> I've generally found Linux to be *far* more resilient to hardware
> changes than Windows is. This makes sense if you consider Linux's
> etc etc etc

There's an awful lot of generalization going on in this conversation.  I've had approximately equal luck migrating either linux or windows to new hardware (be it physical or virtual.)  They each have problems.

Mac too.

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