Can one take the backup image on a lap top use that to copy the whole computer to a desktop ? Tags: Laptops Image Desktops Storage Computers Last response: August 28, 2013 3:11 PM in Storage Share maxiumburn August 28, 2013 3:05:27 PM I have an older laptop And want to transfer entire computer softeware , OS etc. just as is, on a desktop computer or another laptop from a different manufacturer. I have back up disk image from laptop and rescue cd from laptop. I don't have any disks for desktop. More about : backup image lap top copy computer desktop FlyingHelmet August 28, 2013 3:11:33 PM The backup image will only backup the Same device since it is an OEM-licensed OS. So no. And if its and old laptop its probably worth getting a newer OS anyway. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI have 2 lap top computers and use wifi one computer kicks the wifi out after and hour the other does not and there are no par Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !