|While copying data would work, copying Vista and programs will not. So you really have no choice other then use a third party program.|
Acronis True Image is the best in my opinion for this purpose, but it costs $50US and worth every cent of it.
It will transfer the contents of your drive to the new drive and making it ready to use. It can even clear the old drive during the process.
While you are looking at just a transfer now, consider that you can also use Acronis to make an image of your drive and or partition on a regular basis for backup.
So should you have a major problem you can restore in minutes.
This program works in Windows, only reboots to a dos type screen when restoring a drive or partition. All backups done in Windows.
It can be used for file, folder mail and settings backup as well.
Backup can done at a predetermined time automaticly.