Hello and Happy New Year from Ireland.
I finally found the courage to open the old Dell 8200 I inherited from my father and install a new IDE. (In the course of cleaning a viscious worm, I was told the old drive had a "bad block" and I should replace it.) Now I want to use DriveImage XML to copy the old drive directly to the new, but as I'm quite computer illiterate, I have some very basic questions:
1. Will the "copy" include the OS (XP Pro in this case)?
2. (a) When I searched for the new drive in Computer Management, a wizard appeared and I followed it and ended up with the new disk "Dynamic" instead of "Basic" like the old one. Is this an issue?
How do I partition the new disk? The old one looks like it has 2 partitions: "31 MB FAT" and "74.49 GB NTFS".
You're probably rolling your eyes by now, but any help you can give me will be much appreciated!
Btw, I did read the bleeping tutorial on how to backup and restore your hard drive with DriveImage XML, but this entailed reinstalling the OS rather than cloning it.