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Replacing a New Hard Drive for Windows 8.1

I have Aspire 5735 Laptop it came with Windows Vista
Then I upgraded to Window 8 and after that Windows 8.1.
AT the moment laptop is very slow as it has 3gb RAM and 120gb hard drive. I want to upgrade it to 4gb RAM and 500gb Hard Drive.

I don't have any media to reinstall my windows 8.1

I went through many websites but still not clear idea about how this replacement can be perform, I am clear about RAM installation but confused replacement of Hard drive

Could anyone please help me what should I do with step by step guide?
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    use a cable like this and clone the entire120GB drive to the new 500GB drive.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1PU0M68574&cm_re=usb_to_SATA-_-9SIA1PU0M68574-_-Product

    then turn off the computer and change the drive.

    boot of the new drive and you should be ready to go, no need to reinstall anything.
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