Reinstall XP on new HD
Posted 12 April 2002 - 09:57 AM
Thanks for your comments
Posted 13 April 2002 - 05:49 PM
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Posted 27 June 2002 - 03:33 PM
If the activation was not needed it is because it is only requiere when u install XP.....once it as been install and activated....if u ghost it and restore on a different HDD u won't need to re-activating it......!!! (as it is not an installation......;D
It also depend on the version of XP.....some don't need any activation .........
Posted 29 July 2002 - 07:41 AM
Posted 30 July 2002 - 01:37 AM
The volume serial number only changes when you format the disk or change it from fat 32 to ntfs ,
If you put a ghost image to another disk than the one the image is from ,the other disk will take the same VSN as the original one .The vsn is the date time the disk is formatted , so it hasn't any real importance even to change it on a personal pc , but when you change it you will have to reactivate you xp , and have to explain why it changed for reactivation .
Posted 30 July 2002 - 01:49 PM
Posted 05 August 2002 - 10:47 AM
Posted 11 August 2002 - 09:32 PM
I, too, question the wisdom of upgrading to XP!
Posted 12 August 2002 - 02:48 PM
Drive Image has saved my butt a few times and is a great tool to have.
Posted 15 August 2002 - 03:31 PM
As far as the volume key using ghost, it does take on the setting from the original image. I was even at one time able to activate 24 instances of Office 2k on the website using a single verification key. Yes, we do have legal licenses, but this was before we got our volume product keys.
Posted 21 August 2002 - 03:51 AM
Posted 22 August 2002 - 03:01 PM
1 A Volume Serial number. (Can be changed, Use a program called WinHex are check out sector 0
2 A Hard drive serial number stored on EEPROM (Can't be changed)
Posted 22 August 2002 - 04:25 PM
I know they take the vsn into account too .
Not that it is a real problem to reactivate now that I 've done it , but there should be a more simple way to reactivate .
Posted 28 August 2002 - 09:02 AM
Posted 01 September 2002 - 08:29 PM
This is a number assigned by the OS to uniquely indentify "volumes" (generally formatted partitions).
> (Can be changed, Use a program called WinHex are check out sector 0 )
It's much easier to use volid.exe from www.sysinternals.com. And it's free (unlike WinHex) and works well.
> 2 A Hard drive serial number stored on EEPROM (Can't be changed)
Not all drives have a serial number. I know some SCSI drives do not support the SCSI command or return the same number for all drives (SCSI Unit Serial Number?). Also I believe the serial number of some IDE drives can be changed through software.
Anyway my question is:
Does Ghost or any other disk cloning software support creating a new volume serial number on restore? It seems like this option should be provided (or even the default) as nasty things can happen if you have 2 drives with the same serial number.