Pasha_ZZZ wrote:Leave notebook HDD in your desktop alone. Install Windows. Then return desktop HDD back & boot from it. Install Acronis True Image with Universal Restore, make image of notebook disk & copy image to note HDD back (with Acronis).
Windows should boots fine in notebook now...
I agree with this method. It is the best method I know of to CLONE a system with different hardware.
So just plug the Notebook drive onto the desktop computer.
Disconnect any other hard drives from your system to avoid complications.
Boot from your cd and install windows to the notebook hard drive (Just like you normally would do).
Now plug all of your desktops HD's in and leave the notebook drive installed as well.
Boot into your own Windows.
Install Acronis True Image and the Universal Restore Plugin.
Now create a backup of the notebook drive with Acronis.
Once backup is complete you now will want to do a restore to the notebook drive of the backup you just made. (Just remember to enable the Universal Restore option!) What this will do is restore the drive without the hardware information.
Now put the drive back into the notebook and install your notebook drivers and you are finished.
It sounds like a lot of work... but really the backup and restore process is very quick.
I wish I knew of a way to skip the backup and restore option but I don't. Basically I wish there was some sort of utility we could just run on the installed notebook drive to rip out any Hardware information after we install it on the desktop but I have not been able to find anything that does it... and I do not know how.