just brew it! wrote:Yknow what makes *me* sad? The fact that so many people simply accept that migrating your existing OS installation to a new boot drive is potentially a major ordeal. There's no technical reason It *needs* to be this way, and yet we've come to view it as normal. IMO it verges on a geek version of Stockholm Syndrome.
Microsoft provides the tools to make it easy, but everyone seems to want a third party solution instead. Ones that often use block based backups. So long as that stays the norm, it looks like it is going to remain a messy affair.
Some of it also stems from the way XP used to be. I don't think people have realized that Vista forward are not just XP with a pretty skin.