Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:24 AM
Moving programs without moving the entire OS is a real chore - and often it won't even work no matter what you do. Without going into great detail, it has to do with the Security Identifier Descriptors (SID's) that Windows uses to identify each Windows installation. Each Windows installation has a different SID - and if a program is written that includes a reference to that SID (as most do), then the program will refuse to work on another installation of Windows (because it has a different SID).
Moving settings is possible - but it depends upon why your old hard drive is bad, and how much of the settings are recoverable. Here's a link about transferring profiles: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151
You also may want to consider a driver backup tool. Here's a link to a thread about that: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...l=driver+backup
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