So my hard drive is failing, and I'm getting a new one. I just did a fresh install of Win7 a few months ago, and I since it's a relatively fresh install, I was hoping I can just move my data to the new drive. I know there are many software programs that clone/backup drives, but I have a copy of TrueImage 2010, and I would like to use that (but I am open to better options). Below is my plan. I would like to know if there's a flaw in it so I can catch it before the point of no return (i.e., I got a new drive installed, but no way to restore my data).
Backup my C: drive with TrueImage (It won't let me use the "Clone" feature since it does not detect 2 drives on my machine).
Install new drive
Partition drive (?)
Use the TrueImage Boot Disc to restore from backup