# Mirroring a TeX Live Installation Onto Another System

I have installed TeX Live 2010 on my PC and laptop. Both systems are running Windows XP SP3, and TeX Live is installed in C:\texlive in both systems.

Recently, I ran TeX Live Manager on my PC, and issued an "Update all installed" command. Over 700 packages were updated (as well as the "core" of TeX Live). The update process took a long time, and a high bandwidth (I presume).

I'm curious whether I can copy C:\texlive from my PC to my laptop, so as I don't have to undergo the same update process on the laptop.

Moreover, I'd like to know whether this can be done on a system on which no TeX Live is installed.

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