Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,
I am interested in knowing the exact steps in digitally cloning everthing from a laptop hard drive and transferring it to another laptop hard drive. The "old" laptop hard drive with Windows XP, apps, games, mp3, jpg's, etc are on an 80GB laptop hard drive and needs to be transferred over to "new" 160GB laptop hard drive.
With respect to tools, I have a USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE connector which works with both, desktop and laptop hard drives. Additionally, I have Acronis 2011 Boot CD, Acronis True Image 2011, Ghost 11.5 Boot CD, and Norton Ghost 15 respectively. If possible, I would like to stick with the tools I already have to carry out this procedure. Unfortunately, I still need actual step by step procedures for carrying out this entire hard drive cloning. My goal or end result is to make the new, 160GB laptop hard drive to boot up exactly like the old 80GB laptop hard drive without loosing any of the actual setup, apps, games, end user files such as documents, mp3's, jpgs, and so forth.
Of course, I will work with whatever tools are suggested if what I have is not recommended. My main goal is to get through this project in the simplest and less time consuming manner as possiable.
In closing, I will look forward to reviewing whatever recommendations are shared to this post. I am confident someone will know the logistics of carrying out what I have in mind.