I would like to upgrade to a new PC. Currently I have my drive partitioned where only the operating system is on drive c, programs on drive d, and data on drive e, etc. Generally I create images of C & D. I'm aware that you just can't take a working Windows hard drive and move it to a new machine and have it boot into Windows. MS has activation safe guards on that (right?). Is it possible to create an image from the old system and restore that image (windows operating system) to the new system and have Windows be happy with the outcome? In other words, get the new system to boot into a Windows that started out installed from the old system. Any back door plan would be much appreciated.