Ok, so I've come to terms with it, so I'm installing the new HD and Windows 7. what is the easiest/quickest, and/or best way to back up all the programs' files so that after you reload the program into the new Hard Drive and established a solid, fully updated OS, you could slide your files back into that program and thereby have the program at pretty much the point you left it before you did your clean install?
For instance, I'm looking at the "Users" Folder and wondering if I backed that up, would I be able to reinstate it later? The Windows Easy Transfer won't work under any 'safe mode' scenerio and at the moment that's the only way I can see my dsktop. So I'm trying to guess what I should back up and what I would just be wasting space if I did back up.
like, is the "ProgramData" folder a good idea to backup? Or for that matter, the 'Program Files", "Program Files (x86)", etc. What would you back up if you had 430GB of programs and files and want to be able to get the stuff that really would help.
That's why I was wondering about user's. BTW, I just ran that system analysis program and I'm going to see how I can send it to you just to see what you think. But at the moment, I am writing this PM from my wifes computer so I'll send the Analysis next.