How to transfer one bootable hard drive to another.Locked
A friend of mine has a computer in her business with a dangerously full hard drive. All of her pertinant files are on her C drive. She has windows Vista Office or Business. The hard drive is an old IDE drive so I cant use a “cradle” to copy the hard drive to a larger hard drive and still have it boot.
Question: Can I use the “back up entire PC” button in the back-up feature of windows to send a copy to an external drive, install a new larger drive in her computer and install the same version of Vista on it to make it the bootable C drive, finally reinstall the complete PC back-up on the new drive and have it put all the files back in their origional positions and end up with a functional, bootable drive?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated