image transfer to different laptop
hi - new to this forum and require some advice. I have an old laptop with an even older version of acronis true image home installed. I keep it as it contains quite a bit of important data plus software to access the data for which i no longer have the original discs so cannot reinstall on a different laptop. Its running windows 7 - some of the software will not run on windows 10. I do have a couple of far newer laptops running windows 10 (incidently the older laptop outperforms them !!)
Anyhow my old acer is on its last legs and there will be a terminal fault in the not too distant future. I have tried to locate a used identical model into which I could just swap the HD but no luck in finding one in over a year. (I bought the laptop whilst living and working in asia years ago
My question - is there any way I can transfer a complete image of the acer hard drive over to a different laptop with similar specs (how similar would it need to be?) and it would boot up and work ?. I do have the original windows 7 discs so could preload windows 7 onto the replacement laptop prior to transferring if neccessary
As I said i could transfer all the data files across to a new computer but without the software to access them would be little point.
Any suggestions or ideas would be welcome