Quote: Originally Posted by Hammerhead786
You could create a system image and then restore that onto the larger hard drive. You would have to create the system image on your external hd and then restore it on to the new one using the recovery disk. See the tutorials here: Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums
I have several Backup programs, including Acronis True Image but my all time favorite program for doing all backups is Ghost 11.5.
I have it on a Flash Drive and on CD.
I would just do a simple clone of the old drive to the new drive.
Or I could also use the backup and restore routine mentioned above.
I've done it both ways. But for the backup to work for a new HD, the backup and restore would have to be a DISK to DISK or Disk to Image and Restore from Disk Image.
A backup of just a partition won't carry with it all the boot sector info, resulting in a new drive that won't boot. I'm speaking of Ghost here.
Both Ghost 11.5 and Acronis True Image can be had for free, if you look hard enough.