I don’t need answers fast because I only ordered the computer today (thanks for your help here) and it’ll be a couple of weeks before it arrives. But I do want to be able to have what I need on hand when it gets here…
What I’d like to do is to copy my current computer’s hard drive, which is 320GB, onto the smaller, secondary drive in the new computer (which will be 500GB). I’d like for it to copy the OS, Vista, and all, ftr. When I’ve googled this people seem to get hung up on the likelyhood that you’ll have files you don’t need and will have to delete, rather than how nice it would be not to reinstall dozens of programs…uh, the new computer will acknowledge the copied programs, right?
So, what software is the best for doing this? Norton’s Ghost? PC Mover? Something else entirely? And do you have any recommendations for the data transfer cable too, assuming your pick doesn’t come with one? Some do.