You can install PR on two machines without problems. That is explicit in the EULA.
I would just do a fresh install of everything, not 'migrating' to a new machine. Migrating may mean disintegrating.
thank you for writing. I was aware that I could install on two machines per the EULA. How about Win 7 however? My install there is a little clugy with Home Premium, and then me finding out it wasn't able to access more than two cores, with an upgrade to 7 Pro x 64 on top. My older box was OK on XP and I have that on a seperate drive which I can leave there. Also do I need to be online during all of this so MS and Adobe see the install and activate accordingly? Thanks Jack
The new machine will formally require a new license from Microsoft. Maybe you can contact Microsoft to see if the changes in your system (mobo, CPU, memory) which would require new activation, can be bypassed without a new license. For activating the Windows license, you don't need to be on Internet. You can activate by phone, but for PR I think you need to be on-line. If you need a new license for Windows, I suggest you get the OEM Pro version. That precludes support from Microsoft, but hey, that is what we are for... and Teamviewer of course.
My install there is a little clugy with Home Premium, and then me finding out it wasn't able to access more than two cores, with an upgrade to 7 Pro x 64 on top
I'm sure Microsoft would not agree, but MY experience is that a new OS installed over the top of an older version just is not going to work correctly
Wipe your hard drive and install only Win7 64bit Pro
If you need help with Windows, search http://search.microsoft.com/search.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US
Just like the experts have said: fresh install.
HP has very good support pages where you can download all the drivers etc. ( It is good to have another working computer for that:))
Before you wipe the old system disk remember to deactivate Adobe programs: Help > Deactivate.
Here you can find support note for your Decklink card and XW8600