I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with a Western Digital HDD that's about 5 years old. It currently has XPproSP2 on it as an op sys. It's been a great machine but I'm starting to get concerned over the age of the hard drive. No issues, just trying to head off a crash.
Is there some good software that would allow me to install a newer, bigger hard drive in the machine and do a mirror image of the existing HDD to the new hard drive where when I was through, I could essentially 'rename' the new HDD as the 'C' drive and just remove the old hard drive and trash it?
It has a CD reader on it as the existing D drive and a CD/DVD burner as the E drive and I was thinking about unplugging those drives and trying to install the new hard drive as 'D', get the image copied over and then again, I guess it would be renaming the new drive as the C drive, if that makes sense. Once done, plug the two CD/DVD drives back in and pretty much be where I am now only with a new hard drive.
I'm thinking that years ago, Laplink made something that would work for this but thought I'd throw it out there for new ideas.