would be to make use of the manufacturer software that came with the new hard drive and simply clone the old drive to the new, larger drive. The software is usually on a bootable CD that came in the box with the disk or available on the manufacturer's web site.
First of all I have an older computer,about 9 yrs.I have been running windows XP pro.I dont know a lot about PCs but I have been doing well until my great grand son started using it with me.It's only 40GB and with the two of us using it,it filled up pretty guick.So I bough a WD 160GB and connected up. Put windows in the computer and booted up. The install would not take.I tryed to web around and find answers.I have a Gateway E-3400. 512ram, I was wondering if someone could walk me though this install.