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Upgrading Laptop Hard Drive

Hello Experts.

I am putting a larger hard drive in my Laptop.
I have a Dell C500 laptop (I know it's old).
I need to do a disk image onto a external portable hard drive (95 gig available). What software do I use to make the image file( hopefully free) and how do I boot the computer with the new blank drive in it so I can transfer the image back to it?

I have many applications that I no longer have COAs for so I need them transfered to new drive without reinstallation.

Thank you for time and consideration.

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I can't advise you on freeware disk imaging software, do a Google search yourself, but I can highly recommend Symantec Norton Ghost.

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