If you buy a retail version hd it should come with a clone util.
If you buy an oem version hd then visit the maker's site.
A clone util should be available to down load.
It's a sector by sector copy.......gets everything.
I have a hard drive about to go out. Is there a clone software that will allow me to copy the entire HD including the different software executible programs. Or do we still have to go through the endless process of hunting down Original software, down loaded software or OEM installed software when the machine was purchased. Will Ghost or any of the other cloning/transferring programs eliminate this problem. Thanks