You can't move that OS...
by John.Wilkinson - 11/13/07 7:57 PM
In Reply to: Transfering data via backup on external hard drive. by fcervinka
OEM versions of Windows are permanently locked to the motherboard, so even if you did manage to get past the technical blocks your license would be invalidated, making the installation illegal. It would be nice if it could be moved, but if you want Vista on the older laptop you'll have to purchase a separate license for it, keeping in mind performance would be at a minimum due to the older hardware.