Part of my problem is pretty common: I bought new HDD for my computer (notebook) and now want to move Windows XP system to the new disk.
My specific problem is that the system on the old disk doesn't have its own partition. It shares one disk-wide partition with another 250GB of my work data.
I tried couple "disk imaging" apps that should be able to move my system. Namely
EaseUS Todo Backup and
Macrium Reflect (trial versions) but when I choose "System backup", both offer only to create image of whole disk.
I need to copy only system installation data and data connected to it - like 'Documents and Settings' and 'Program Files' dirs. Making a (unnecessarily) huge image of whole disk woun't solve it in my situation.
Am I doing something wrong / missed some settings in some of the apps ?
Or do full versions of those apps support what I need ? (I found little info on the apps webs.)
Is there a way to do it some other way ? Perhaps using some other tool ?
EDIT: Thanks for clarifications on cloning bootable partition. What about simply copying all system files and dirs to new disk and then making it bootable / repair system boot ? I remeber it should be possible somehow (I probably have done that in the past), but Im having hard time finding the old tutorials for it.
Thanks for any advice.