|I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 (Slimline) computer. When I bought the computer originally, it only had a 40 GB hard drive installed. I now have a 120 GB hard drive ready to install into it. The thing is, some of the programs I have on the 40 GB can't just be moved over to the other drive (ie Office 2010). So what I want to do is install the 40 GB into another computer I have which boots off of another hard disk, and copy all of the files (OS and all) to the 120 GB, and put the 120 GB into the Optiplex. Will the OS still work if every single one of it's files if copied over to the other hard drive(Including the installed programs)? My plan is basically mapped out below:|
Old Hard Drive: 40 GB IDE
New Hard Drive: 120 GB IDE
When I move the 40 GB into the other computer, the other computer boots off of a SATA drive and has a cable for 2 IDE hard drive to be connected to it, so I can transfer the files.
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