What is best way to upgrade hard disk on notebook w/o having to reinstall windows and software, etc?
Posted on 2009-04-04
My IBM T42 hard disk is too small and I like to upgrade to a bigger hard disk. I had done this once over 2 years ago and it was a real painful process that took days bc none of the software I used worked properly (partition magic, ghost). I am running winxp on my computer. the last time i upgraded hd, i had to use all of the cds provided by ibm (that includes OS), then reinstall software 1 by 1. IBM also created a 5gb fat32 partition for its own utility stuff. is there an easier way for me to upgrade the hd w/o having to go thru the steps i had done b4? from what i recalled w/ partition magic, windows has problem starting after copying partiion. not sure if it had something to do w/ some windows driver settings that had trouble recognizing the new hd bc it only contained info about the old hd. Has anyone any suggestions? my partition magic ver 7 is out of date and hadn't worked the last time i tried using it. thx.