I was searching for software to do that and the closest to it I've found was Paragon Drive Copy
I asked their support the following:
I want to take my Windows 7 Professional system and all installed applications and suites (Office 2010 H&S and CorelDRAW X5 included) – all legit, registered, activated, updated, etc. – and copy them so I can upgrade from a 5400 RPM hard disk to a new 7200 RPM hard disk in the same system. Can this program do all that, saving me the hassle of reinstalling, activating, registering, etc. the OS and applications and suites?
Yes, that's exactely (sic) what the software is for and what its same says (sic). You can copy your entire drive with your OS, programs and personal data.
But today I went to their site again and found they have another app called Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 2.0
, of which they say:
Ready to upgrade to a new Solid State Drive (SSD)? Paragon’s Migrate OS to SSD is just what you need. Our handy intuitive wizard performs fast and safe Windows migrations to new storage devices (HDD or SSD) and even downsizes to smaller capacity drives, thanks to advanced new data exclusion capabilities. You can transfer a live system with no impact to your work, and have your partitions automatically aligned in the process if needed.
Note that they say "migrations to new storage devices (HDD or SSD)".
My questions are:
- Does anyone here have experience with one of these apps or both?
- Considering my needs, is it OK if I purchase the less costly Migrate OS to SSD (but use it to copy to a new HD)?