Quote: Originally Posted by Tullynally
I want to install a larger disk in my portable.
Can I make a system restore & bootable CD. Install the new drive, then using a USB SATA with the old drive in it, do a System Restore using the bootable CD. Will it restore all the data on the old drive?
I have all the original software.
System Restore isn't used to transfer systems to a new drive. It's used to replace the registry on an existing drive.
You need to use an imaging application of some type--either Macrium, Acronis, EaseUS, or the one built into Windows.
The image will contain everything on the partition or partitions that are imaged--including personal data if any exists on those partitions.
Images are usually stored on a second drive of some type--usually external, rather than on DVDs. And then "restored" from that second drive to the new drive.