What vendor mfr for your computer (asking about restore/recovery disks also since some vendors are hardware specific with their recovery disks so once the info is transferred, I would suggest that you not wipe the original harddrive and instead put it up on a shelf for safe keeping for future use if need be)

Most times the harddrive mfr has tools either on the installation disk that comes with the drive if retail (you don't get it with OEM drives) or that you can download from their site that will copy the old drive to the new one exact.

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