Originally Posted by MichelleG
there is a free version that will clone your drive while you are in windows.
I have a Seagate program called Disc Wizard which is basically Acronis True Image. Is this the free version you are speaking of ? I could make a backup of my drive using this program to a USB drive connected to my laptop and then install the new drive into my laptop and do the reverse and restore to the new drive. I assume I would be safe to make a separate partition on the USB drive and store everything in this partition. In the past I would always clone a drive on a desktop computer but I am not certain the connections of sata drives on a desktop computer is the same on a laptop. If the drive on a laptop could be connected to a sata connection on a desktop, then using Ghost would allow me to make a perfect clone.
Is this what you mean or is there another way you could suggest ?