I need to replace the HDD from one laptop, but the goal is to preserve the recovery partition, thus allowing me to re-install windows at any given time, just like if it was the original HDD.
I've tried to copy the files to the new HDD after creating the partition with the same settings as the old one, but to no avail.
If relevant, the laptop Details:
The laptop is a Sony Vaio PCG-6P2M.
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
- I can use any solution under windows or Linux.
- I have access to a USB docking station for HDD's.
- I have other computers I can use to connect both HDD's if necessary.