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If you mean with the os sys and programs, can use norton ghost to create an image of old drive then put on new drive
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
First what type of hard drive do you have? IDE or SATA (IDE has a very wide data ribbon, SATA a much thinner one when you look at the back of the drive). You need to get either an external 2.5" drive enclosure or a USB/IDE/SATA bare drive connector. For the external enclosure, you need to get the right one for your drive. The data output can be either USB or eSATA, if your laptop has that port and you have a SATA drive). The USB/IDE/SATA connectors can be either bus powered or self-powered. The bus powered ones do not have enough power for some drives. With either of these, the drive must be connected carefully and with the correct orientation of the power and data connectors.
Connect the drive or install it into the enclosure. (For this, open the case, slide the drive part way in and connect the cables, push the drive the rest of the way in. Screw the drive into the frame if this is a needed step. I have seen any tool-less enclosures but read the instructions.) Power on the device and plug it into the appropriate connection on your computer. The device should be found by your computer and the drivers should load.
Assuming your computer sees the drive (if it doesn't one of the cables is probably not seated properly or not correctly oriented to the device), then you can just copy the files to the new drive. Setting up your e-mail may take a bit longer, you may need to import your profile in addition to copying it to the new drive into a folder in the same location.
I hope this helps.
(If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, there are many data recover companies as well as computer repair shops that will install your drive into the enclosure you buy.)
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
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