Are you planning to upgrade your computer's hard disk at some point? Do you buy a new computer to replace your old one? If the answer to either of these questions is "Yes", then this article will help you.
If you upgrade or replace normal hard disk, disk cloning software will easily complete the operating. If you want to replace your operating system hard disk, chances are the new one will be both faster and larger than your original disk. Since you can have multiple drives in your system, it makes sense to keep operating system on the fastest drive, since its speed will make the most difference in that configuration. But the trouble is, the system cannot just be copied over from your old drive to the new one. There are essential files and applications will not be created on the new disk if you try this. What should we do now?
Of course you can choose to reinstall operating system on the new hard disk drive, which means reinstalling all your software and redoing your personal configurations all over again. The programs installed on the old hard disk will not work on the new system installation because the registry. No matter which system you use, Windows 7/Vista/2000/XP or Windows Server 2008/2003/2012, run any installed programs needs necessary information, but the brand new operating system will not contain it to make them work.
If you want to move your Windows operating system to new hard disk drive which is replacing your old one without reinstalling system, software and any settings. See how to upgrade Windows Server system hard disk drive.