How to move to a new PC (Spoiler: Don’t clone)

Tristan asked if he should transfer everything to his new laptop by cloning the old PC’s hard drive.

I strongly recommend against cloning the drive on an old PC to a new one. You bring all of your old problems to a new machine. What’s more, you create more problems, because every Windows installation is adapted to the particular hardware it was installed on. Finally, you’ll have the same Windows license running on two computers (Microsoft doesn’t like that) while not using the license you paid for when you bought the new PC.

Sorry to say this, but you need to take the time to move everything over properly. Here’s how:

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