I really don't want to screw up this new build guys. I'm looking to use Windows 8 Pro for my new low budget build (don't hate). I didn't know where to put this considering it involves windows, a hard drive, and my motherboard, so what I want to know is:
If I buy windows 8 and install it on my 400 gig in this oldish PC that I am currently using, would it be possible to clone the 400 gig to a 1TB? As in, could I install the OS to the 400GB and then clone it to the 1TB hard drive? *NOTE: Both drives are internal!
Also: Would I be able to reuse the hard drive that has the OS on it (whether it is the 400GB or the 1TB) in a completely new build? I've heard that the OS is only usable on a single motherboard and I won't be reusing this old one.
Specs of current computer:
Intel core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13 GHz
PNY Geforce GT 430
Seagate Barracuda 400GB (the one mentioned above)
Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3
Specs of new low budget buid:
Intel core i5 3550 @ 3.3GHz
G.Skill Ripjaws 8 GB DDR3 RAM
AMD Radeon 7770
Seagate Barracuda ST3 1TB HDD (the one mentioned above)
Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (I don't plan on doing any overclocking which is why I went with an H77 rather than a Z77
Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid case
Windows 8 Pro