I read about hard drive cloning software and it seems to be the solution for me here; I want to clone the 7 machine's OS and files to the 150GB drive (effectively downgrading it) and then reformat the 1TB drive and stick it in my XP machine. The main problem here is I don't know what software to use. I found a few free ones, but the the target drive (1TB) is bigger than the destination drive (150GB) and it looks like the destination partition has to be bigger for this to work.
Frankly, this is just a completely new process for me and I don't really know where to start. Here's my problem more simply stated:
I want to clone the contents of a 1TB HDD to a 150GB HDD. Is there free software that can do this, and if so how would I go about using it?
Thanks in advance for any responses. Everyone here is always so helpful.
EDIT: Forgot one detail. The XP machine still has room for another HDD in it, so I can directly connect the 7 machine's HDD to the XP machine if that would simplify things.
Edited by Village Baka, 10 October 2012 - 06:10 PM.