depends 100% on your hardware. A hardware either will or will not support than feature, cheap ones will not. For software you need to back up, delete the 0, create the 5, and restore the data.
Thank you abbadon_34 for chiming in to render your expertise.
At first I was under the impression that my chosen software ("Acronis True Image Home v.11") was just able to backup/restore an entire partition. Which how I have always used it in time past. It wasn't until after I copied all of my data over to a 3TB HDD, and after ultimately needing to do a fresh install, that I realized the software that I have can do so much more.
My initial project was to swap out a motherboard (same mfg and same chipset), without loosing any data and without having to do a fresh install. Well almost everything went well during my process. After what I thought was a successful migration, I executed one of my major application and it didn't like the fact that I changed motherboards. In fact it was serialized to the motherboard I had previously installed and therefore deactivated itself.
Well all was not lost I was probably long overdue for a fresh install, and everything seems to working better than before.