thegst wrote:If you _really_ want to think outside the box, P2V it and never have a problem with it again.
Chrispy_ wrote:If its the software you need to keep rather than the hardware, try converting it to a virtual machine. VMWare has P2V tools for free.
Welch wrote:Simple, buy acronis backup and recovery, image the drive, use bootable media for acronis to universally restore image to new drive and different hardware, have unpacked system drivers for new hardware available for the software to choose during restore process.
Thats it... i do this a couple times a week. Works like a charm. Just know that you will need to reactivate windows and other software with legal cd keys.
the software needs a "token" to run which is connected to a port on the back of the machine.
Arclight wrote:There is a problem. The machine came with everything preinstalled (OS and prorietary software) and afaik we don't have the keys for either of them...
Chrispy_ wrote:Supposedly VMWare supports mapping physical USB ports to virtual USB ports. I've never had much success with it though - I gave up with our Autodesk USB license dongles as well as the Chaos Group ones for V-Ray, but I wasn't trying especially hard since our licensing model moved away from those pissy little USB keys.
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