Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:25 PM
I need to increase the HDD of my early Viao notebook from 40gB to 120gB. The current HDD is working fine but is obviously too small. My issue is: After partitioning and formatting the new drive, is there an easy way to simply copy/ transfer over all of the OS, Drivers, Settings and Applications to a new HDD and then simply plugging it on board?
I want to avoid having to reinstall everything? If this is possible, can someone please advise how to do this.
Another reason for wanting to transfer rather than re-build on the new HDD is that my OS is an early WinXp (now fully updated, patched and service packed ...) and I'd hate to go through all those update steps again. Also a friend claims that MS no longer supports earliest WinXP (building-up from a basic XP2002). Advice appreciated.