Here's the deal: I've bought a new 1.5TB hard drive for my PC to replace the 320GB one in there at the moment (turning it into a HTPC). Problem is, it's one of those mini-tower PCs and it only has the one hard drive slot. This means it's re-installation time!
So the question is, what do you lot think would be the best way of setting up Windows 7 on this new drive, hopefully keeping as much as possible of my current setup? As far as I can work out, my options are as follows:
- Use the Windows Backup thing to do a complete PC backup, installing Windows on the new hard drive, then restoring the system from the backup.
- Use a Linux live CD and use Partimage to create an image of the system partition which I can then put on the new hard drive and hope it boots (obviously once the MBR is sorted, etc).
- Just install Windows on the new hard drive and set everything up again from scratch.
The hard drive arrives in 2 days, so what do you reckon?