Mirror laptop hard drive on a desktop machine?

Is there an easy way to mirror-image the entire contents - OS, registry, programs, files, etc. - on the hard drive to a desktop computer?

The Office has an operating system and works very well.  I don't want to go through the hassle of trying to load to the top of every program and file and then tweak until I get on the assessment of what I currently have on the laptop.



In a Word, no.

The reason is that when you install Windows, it loads the drivers for the network adapter, CPU, graphics card, disk interface card, etc. that are used on this computer.  I guess it would work if you found another computer with exactly the same motherboard, chipsets, graphics cards, (in other words, everything), but to find a desk that has the same hardware as a laptop would be incredibly rare.  In addition, some computer manufacturers have BIOS-locked versions of Windows and you would have problems of validation of your copy of Windows on a computer that has a different BIOS.


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