Preparing for failing C: SDD hard drive. What are the exact steps I need to transfer over to a new HDD with minimal pain? I have 2 HDD as well as a Book backup drive. All pics, documents, etc are on the second drive. C: is only programs. I have backed up the C: drive to the D: drive assuming it would be easier to transfer back to the new drive using the same machine.
Excuse my ignorance, but how is this done? Will I first have to install Acronis onto the new drive and then restore? Is it wiser to clone the drive first rather than backup? Ideally, it would be best to reinstall all the programs but that is so difficult when you have to stream everything nowadays, with attendant problems.
Any help would be most appreciated!!!!!