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
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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