Dell Factory installation on a new hard disk Image

The hard drive on my Dell Inspiron 530 has recently had problems starting intermittently, and I ordered a replacement drive to ensure that I swap try it before it goes belly up.  The new drive is empty and I want to load the factory top of old hard drive image.  Can someone give some advice on the best way to do it?  Y at - it a doc there to walk me through it step by step?  Thanks in advance...


You need an imaging utility, similar to True Image Home 2011 either Migrate Easy 7.0

If you buy the Seagate hard drive retail box version, a copy of Acronis should be included, it can be used only with their readers, or you can download it from the Web of Seagate website, you will also find that other hard drive manufacturers have their own free cloning software available.

First, install the new drive as the secondary image, the exsisting C: / for her.

Immediately stop the system, switch the data cable [SATA port 0] to the new disk, making the new master hard drive and see if the system boots properly.

Start the system with only the new hard drive connected.

Be sure to leave the original drive disconnected, until the new hard drive is working to your satisfaction.

Before cloning a hard drive, make sure that existing drive has no corruption or virus on it, because they will be transferred to the new hard drive.

It will take a second SATA data cable, there should be a spare connector to SATA power inside the housing.


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