>>> means 100 processes running on fresh start. <-- There is nothing wrong with that at all. Processes use memory but no CPU if properly set up. I have 130 processes running on my T61p, and have had "forever". CPU runs less than 5% more than 95% of the time.
Processes (properly done) mean your computer is always ready for work. ... JDH
Actually, the reason I wanted to be able to do a swap is that I want to migrate the existing win 7 pro installation on T410 onto the new T420, and to just install whatever come with the new T420 (ie., Win 7 Home) on the old T410. However, it looks like this is going to be problematic due to different drivers, etc.
The other reason I wanted to migrate my existing T410 installation to the new T420 is that I had done a clean install on the T410, and do not wish to repeat that again on the new T420. (It will save me a few hours of work ... )
I guess I will have no choice but to do the re-installation on the T420. So the only question I have now is whether it is possible to "swap" the OS. That is, install Windows 7 Pro on T420 and Windows 7 Home on T410. (Remember that I bought T410 with Win 7 Pro and T420 with Win 7 Home)