New Hard Drive or Computer: Protocols?
Curious what most folks do when they get a new drive. I just bought an SSD and have spent pretty much all day reinstalling stuff, requesting new authorizations, etc. I wanted to start with a fresh install, so this isn't a big deal, but let's say I want to make a backup laptop for tour. The terms of the Live license agreement allow this. What's the best way to do it? I've got a fully-functional, bootable drive (my old one) in an external enclosure and it seems like there should be an easier way, like tell it "switch my stuff over" and move the contents of a drive (with auths, etc) to a new one but I'm sort of unclear on what constitutes a "computer", auth-wise. Is it married to the machine, or to the hard drive? It's not so bad with Live but when you have a bunch of plugins, making a new system becomes a serious ordeal. Maybe that's just the way it is, but I'd be curious to hear how other people do it.
For example: would it be best (or possible) to use an external drive for my VSTs, if I can keep the authorization attached to that drive instead of my laptop?
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