My three year old Fujitsu Siemens Celcius H230 laptop running windows XP is starting to make me worried that the hardware may fail. It has seen heavy use, and the thought of getting a new computer functioning to my satisfaction in the same way, i.e. installing all the programs, adjusting all the settings, etc, is making my heart sink. I hope there might be a way to clone _everything_ off the hard drive on to a new computer, to get it working in exactly the same way.
My guess is a) this is doable if the new computer is identical, hardware wise, but b) if the new computer differs even slightly, it may be very challenging or impossible. The problem with (a) is that my new computer would be no better than the older (which I could probably live with) but in any case, I don't think (but I'm not certain) that new ones of this model are obtainable any more.
Any ideas? Half way solutions also of interest.