Sorry here's the rest lol. I'm looking to by the Gigabyte M2432. I like the design and love the whole dock thing. I'm just wondering is the gt 440 enough for gaming at the resolution (1366x768) at at least low/med. AA and such don't mean much to me. So anyone?
I saw a link that said 3rd week in August.
Data transfer is pretty easy. USB thumb drive or DVD drive can work if you don't have a more than 40-50GB of personal data. Anything more than that you might want to get an external drive housing and put the desktop HDD in the housing and hook it up over USB.
You'd have to install programs individually, you can't just copy over the program onto a new HDD.
It could be worth trying to burn the ISO image onto the new laptop.
The worst that would happen if the problem with different drivers is too big to overcome you could always do a factory restore of the laptops original configuration.
There's a lot to be said for having a clean install though. You have to figure the workload if you burn an image, it fails, you do the factory restore and end up having to go ahead and load the programs, etc, normally.
That would be that creating an ISO image of the whole HDD and burning it onto the new HDD.
To be honest, I think you have less than a 50/50 chance of having success.
Major differences in hardware drivers. If you can get the new imaged HDD to boot, you might be able to do a 'repair' install of Windows and avoid having to reinstall everything.