He needs more oomph for his gaming ( Star Citizen etc ) whereas I don't really use all the power of my machine so I grudgingly said I would swap. We both have profiles and programs with extensive mods, configs etc which I do not want to have to reinstall so I am thinking of transplanting the hard drives and swapping VGA cards.
I'm an IT guy of over twenty years experience so I can handle the potential issues. What I'm asking is whether anyone has tried this with Windows 8 / 8.1 and how did it cope ? In the past, this kind of swap would be a nightmare and involve running repair installs, imaging drives etc and all kinds of other horrors. I'm just wondering whether newer versions of Windows cope better with moving to a new hardware platform.
Any thoughts would be most appreciated :-)