I’m thinking of upgrading the hard drive on my laptop, and I’d rather just clone my current data rather than reinstall Windows and all the eight thousand applications I need. So - does anyone have any recommendations (freeware or shareware appreciated, because I don’t really want to shell out for Norton Ghost for a one-time upgrade) for what I could use to clone my hard drive? I have an external drive that’s sufficiently large, and a desktop from which to do the actual cloning process.
All reviews I’ve seen give higher marks to the Acronis product.
I recently downloaded the freeware DriveImage XML. Haven’t used it yet, but one doper said it worked great for him. Again, free.