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Hey guys!

I'm getting a 2.5" disk drive and enclosure for my Christmas, and my plan is to upgrade the hard disk in my laptop.

Anyone got any ideas how I could somehow create an image of my existing laptop hard disk and transfer that onto the new one so I dont have to re-install everything? I have alot of apps that I really would rather not have to (and don't have the time to) reinstall!

I was thinking about using something like Norton Ghost to copy the disk, or Alcohol 120% to create an image. Would that work?

Cheers,

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Hi Alk, here's a couple options for you:

Windos Easy Transfer is an option, although it's not what you're expecting I'm sure. Another option you may consider is this.

What you're specifically asking I'm unsure if it's possible.
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I know this programs Acronis True Image not free but I've heard its one of the best and to answer your question yes I believe it is possible to do that with norton ghost aswell.
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Here is how to clone your old hard drive onto your new one using a linux live cd. It's free, and contrary to how it may appear from the thread, a very simple process. I plan to upgrade the hard drive on my computer and this is how I will be going about it. Even if you have never used linux before, follow the guide and it's neigh impossible to mess up.
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