My computer crashed yesterday. I think thats the term for it. Its running windows xp. Well, I shut it off at night, and when I tried to turn it on in the morning, the computer came on , the fan started spinning, lights came on, but the hard drive kept making clicking noises. So, I hurriedly took out the hard drive, and retrieved my data from the hard drive through that IDE-USB adapter. So, at least that was safe now
I think the disk is bad, and I need to replace it. However I dont really want to pay for a whole new operating system. Is there a way to transfer the operating system from the old drive to the new drive with its activation status, so that I dont start gettting those pesky activation notices?