I have been slowly upgrading my homebuilt computer over the last several months, and the time has come to upgrade the hard drive.
I currently use a fairly old (and apparently pretty slow) 250 GB hard drive. I have bought a nice, new 1 TB hard drive. The plan is to replace the old drive with the new drive, and dispense with the old drive entirely.
I have no problems with physically installing the hard drive, but I’m not so confident on my ability to clone the old drive to the new drive. Looking at the search results I get on Google, the step-by-step instructions seem to assume I know a little more about computers than I actually do. For example, I downloaded one cloning freeware program, but the instructions are barely more than: 1) use your CD burning program to burn this file to a CD; 2) restart with that CD; 3) punch some buttons; 4) you’re done.
Great. But that assumes I have a CD burning program (does Vista Home Premium come with one?), I know how to use it, and that I know what buttons to press once I boot from the CD.
Could someone recommend some software to help me with this, and point me to some directions that don’t assume that I know what I’m doing?