I have a damaged 500GB HDD, and I want to change a new one now.
Is there any way I could do this without having to reinstall the OS and all the applications?
Is it possible to take a snapshot of everything on this old HDD; then, when I've switched the new HDD I would "paste" everything there, everything would still be the same, right?
Or is doing so likely to cause a lot of problems (I don't know, registry problems or perhaps stuff like that).
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 on Acer Aspire 4937G (Core 2 Duo T9550 Processor 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM), with one
C:\drive 79.5 GB free of 465 GB.
I do use programs like Microsoft SQL Server / Visual Studio 2008 / Visual Studio 2010 / Eclipse / Netbeans / uTorrent / Bittorrent / Chrome (with addons) / FireFox | (in case there may be some problems)