cloning a system HDD

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    hi guys.

    i have my htpc running and have spent a long time getting everything perfect( all my setting, codec, files) but i would like to put a second media pc upstairs.

    if i build it with identical componants could i do a HDD clone and make both systems the same in a single step.

    i understand that xp will need a extra licence key and re-activating but this is no problem.

    can it be done i rely dont fancy spending all that time again tweaking and setting it all up again.

    thanks in advance
     
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    I would definately recommend using Acronis.

    Please note that link only provide a registration key...

    I would recommend you backup to a FAT32 partition (or external hard drive) as Acronis can sometimes have dificulty reading from an NTFS drive when restoring due to permissions.

    Easiest way to image is to just create a bootable disc, boot from the disc and launch Acronis. et Voila
     
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