but only if the drive is working and will boot normally. If you can still boot up and run normally, put the new drive into an external USB-2 case, install the software for cloning (should come with the new drive, free), and clone away. I've done it more times than I can count on both desktops and laptops.
My Toshiba Satellite A55 S1065 crashed. The hard drive started clicking last night. I have ordered a new hard drive. How do I clone the old hard drive to the new one so I dont have to re-install windows?