I use an old spec pc for my business use. Its about 7 yrs old and runs windows xp pro. i have updated thru the years but it is running very slow. I have decided on having a new tower built. The problem i have is that i have software on my old machine for which i no longer have installation discs so i need to transfer ALL the information from my old tower to my new one. My old hard drive is a 40gb seagate ide. I have two questions.
1. Could i just install this hard drive in the the new tower. I have been told that i would need to do a xp repair install to get it working on the new pc.
2. I am running acronis true image on my old pc which performs backups. Could i create a clone of this hard drive onto a larger hard drive for use in my new tower. I would rather do this as i think my old hdd is almost full.
I would be grateful for any advice