Hey, I'm killing myself here. I tried myself and did a lot of research and still nothing.
I have a HP laptop with a 120 GB HD and it is almost full, so I bought a compatible 320GB HD. My problem is that I don't want to install everything from scratch so I "cloned", "copied files", used Acronis TrueImage, etc. but when I install this new HD into my laptop it doesn't recognize and boot. So how can I ensure that the O/S (Vista 64-bit) would be copied from the original HD. So then I will just swap out the HDs and be happy.
Cliff notes: I want everything as is from the original HD and just swap in the HD and have an extra 200 GB w/o having to mess with my current settings/programs.