Copying the C system drive for drive hardware update.

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muckmail

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Is it possible to copy the C system drive to a second newer drive for hardware update.

If the new drive was first connected as a secondary drive to the computer then
copy complete C drive to it. After that process is complete then I could
replace the old copied C drive with the new drive.
Is it possible to do that? If so is there some kind of software in need to ensure
I have a complete copy?

The system I am using has windows 7 on it.

I would think this would be legal because it is just for updating my C drive
with a newer drive hardware.

I would think that would be a lot easier than trying to reinstall windows and programs I all ready
have on this machine.

Thank you,
 
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Yes, you can image the original disk to the replacement. I would recommend AOMEI Backupper, which has a freeware version, and can be used for both backups and imaging.
 

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If one of your drives is either a WD or a Seagate, you can download acronis true image from the respective site. I use and recommend acronis true image for all types of imaging/cloning/backup tasks.
 

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So do you make a image file of the old drive first?
Why not a direct file copy?
 
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