Since my hard drive was failing on my laptop I purchased a new drive. To migrate from the failing drive to a new drive was very easy with Macrium Reflecthttp://www.macrium.com/. This is not an ad for them, but the software works great. You just run the image creation while in Windows, save the image to a USB drive or the network. Then add the new drive, boot from the pre-configured CD and presto you have a new drive and all your old data.