Transferring to a new PC

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jagradang
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Transferring to a new PC

Post by jagradang » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:09 pm

Hi Guys,

I currently have BI running on my pc - 8 cams setup and all is working fine. I'm trying to setup a new machine (4 camera setup) but struggling to find anything descent due to covid and lack of stocks.

I'm considering swapping out the 8 camera unit (which is only about a year old and working perfectly fine) for a more powerful machine and then using this for the office.

So the proposal is:
Machine A - 8 camera unit (Lenovo M900 i5 6500)
machine B - HP EliteDesk 800 G4, i5-8500

Move the HDD and SSD from machine a into machine B - hoping this will just powerup and work without any changes? (unless BI license is linked to hardware?)
Use new ssd (which came with machine B) - do a fresh install for BI into machine A and set that up for the 4 camera setup

Would this work? or would i need to do fresh installs on both machines?
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TimG
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Re: Transferring to a new PC

Post by TimG » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:38 pm

I have two BI5 licences, and recently swapped the licence with the valid support plan from the BI5 test pc to the main BI5 pc and turned the "test" BI5 off. You can move BI5 licences between pc's as long as you don't run two pc's with the same licence.
BI5 v54904 x64 | Win10 21H1 | Dahua IPC-HDW5231R-ZE, Foscam R2, Ertech 4MP, Neos2, 2 SD cams | BI5:1 i5-3330, 16GB Ram, Multiple SSD and HD, Homeseer 2 HSPhone, TVMosaic | BI5:2 Ryzen 1800X, 16GB Ram, Multiple SSD and HD, Homeseer 4, Emby, DVBViewer.
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