Hello I have a dell laptop with XP pro and the hard drive arm was clicking against the platters. Dell is sending me a new hardrive tomorrow. I have a lot of software that was downloaded for example Roxio and I don't want to go through contacting all these vendors so I can redownload them. Just trying to set up a plan of action before I go through with this. Can I do a full backup and then reconfig and install XP on the new hardrive and restore the backup in hopes everything will go back to what is was on the old drive. Also I have a external harddrive and a network drive to back up to which is better? Don't really want to buy third party software if I don't have to.