So there's a notebook (Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m) with a SATA hard disk, the SATA controller is configured for native AHCI operation & the OS is Windows XP. The hard disk is going to be replaced with an SSD which is larger.
I have an idea of how I'm going to do this, but I want to be sure there isn't something obvious I'm missing.
- Connect external USB drive
- Boot some flavour of Linux live CD
ddto clone the SATA disk to the external drive
- Power off and replace the SATA disk with the SSD
- Boot the live CD
ddto clone back from the external drive to the SSD
Does anyone have anything to add?