Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
Hi Shawn I got the new drive. Here's what I plan to do. Let me know if it makes sense and you reckon it's ok.
My current C: drive has the 'bad' OS. I have imaged it (Acronis) in case anything goes wrong and I have already restored from the image so I know it works.
1_ Create a transfer file on an external drive linked to the machine via an eSata port.
2_ Swap the C: drive with the new drive and install Windows 7 on it.
3_ Retrieve the transfer file onto the new C: drive.
All my applications are installed on two other physical drives in the same PC. Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, etc... so is it reasonable to assume they should work again when I boot the new OS with minimal fuss? Namely all the activation keys already set with Photoshop, Word, Excel etc...