Hello guys/gals. This is my first post to this forum, but I am sure not my last. I am usually apt at finding solutions online myself but this one is evading me. My friend has a automotive shop and a scanner that he uses to pull diagnostic codes out of the ECMs. It is a very expensive scanner, but doesn't come with a lot of support. He has issues with it connecting and freezing, which he learned is a common problem for them. The scanner runs a version of Windows XP and connects to the cars via a normal serial port. We are wondering if we can somehow pull the software off of the scanner and copy it to a laptop or tablet that also runs Windows. I was thinking we could partition a drive on a laptop and just clone over the scanners hard drive, but I have never done cloning before. The little that I have read about it thus far says that the cloning software needs to be on the origin computer. I would like to know if you guys have any solutions for me before I even try to proceed. Thanks in advance.