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Replacing client pc

Running WSE 2016 and one of the client pcs is going to be replaced with a new, faster model. How should I go about doing this? Do I do a Client Restore or a Computer recovery?

The original client pc had a W10 license and  the new pc will have its own W10 license, will that be an issue?

 

Thanks.

 

Steve Irons Steve Irons
Published 12/16/2018 19:56
  • Windows Server Essentials 2016
  • Windows 10
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Mariette Knap

If both are OEM licenses you are not allowed to switch between each other and Client Restore is useless unless you can change the license key that is bound to the hardware.

replied 12/18/2018 06:38
Steve Irons

Thanks for the response. 

So in thinking about what you said, "Client Restore is useless unless you can change the license key that is bound to the hardware", what if Client Restore was used on the new pc and then I used the "Change product key or upgrade your edition of Windows" , which is shown in Windows Settings, System, About?

Would that possibly work to have all of the same programs, folders, etc. from the Client Restore?

 

 

replied 12/24/2018 13:17
Mariette Knap

Yes, I thought about that but many OEMs don't allow that but I would try that. Merry Christmas!

replied 12/24/2018 13:20
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