I tried searching for this but I'm still confused. I built my first PC recently and it's working fine but I've decided I want a faster hard drive. If I want to carry on using the same OS rather than buy a new one, and want to keep all my programs and files etc would this method work?
Buy new hard drive
Connect new hard drive
Follow instructions here
and set the save location as the new hard drive
Unplug old drive and turn PC on with only new drive connected
Would the new drive have all the needed system files to work on it's own? I don't want to have to buy another copy of W7.
Thanks for any help.