1. make a SYSTEM IMAGE
backup of your old drive to an external USB drive using WINDOWS BACKUP AND RESTORE
2. make a SYSTEM REPAIR DISC
which is NOT
a recovery disc or anything else. Use the procedure I give to create the System Repair Disc.
3. Insert the System Repair Disc into the DVD/CD drive.
4. Power off
5. Physically remove the old hard disk.
6. Physically connect the new hard disk.
7. Physically connect the external USB disk
8. Boot up your system to the DVD/CD unit.
9. Restore the image you created from the external to your new hard drive.
10. Remove CD.
11. Power OFF
12. Boot up your drive.
Now here is some info on those steps.
Be sure to ask if you have any questions.
Simply saying backup and restore is totally inadequate if you haven't done this several times.
Tutorial for point 1: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Procedure for point 2:
========================================================= CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC START
| type System Repair
key | Create Disc
Procedure for point 9: USING YOUR SYSTEM REPAIR DISC Insert Win 7 SYSTEM REPAIR DISC into the optical reader. Shutdown your computer. Power up your computer. A dialog window will appear: Select your Language Preference | NEXT button Select desired operating system if more than 1 shown |
Use recovery tools... Radio button | NEXT button Select the desired repair option
System Image Recovery
Windows Memory Diagnostic
Command Prompt =============================== =============================== For Startup Repair
1) Click on System Repair and run system repair
3) Repeat this sequence 3 times
=============================== =============================== For System Restore
Choose a different restore point radio button | NEXT
Show more restore points checkbox (lower left) |
Highlight the desired restore point |
Scan for affected programs (lower right) |
When you find a usable restore point, then CLOSE | NEXT |
YES | Your computer will restart to finish the restore |
After the computer has restarted, FINISH
=============================== =============================== To restore your computer using an image you created using Win 7 Backup
Click on System Image Recovery =============================== =============================== NOTE: You may need to tell your computer to boot from the optical drive.
Power Up your computer.
Immediately start hitting the F12 key
Choose CD/DVD from the menu
If your computer doesn’t offer this capability, try tapping the F2 key to get to the BIOS to change the boot order. =============================== ===============================
Be sure to ask if you have questions,