09-29-2009 10:42 PM
one of the reviews of this usb hdd adapter actualy mentions an upgrading a hard drive from an IBM thinkpad.
simular adapters are available at geeks.com and tigerdirect.com
09-29-2009 10:47 PM
go into your thinkvantage software lists in your start, program, and choose create recovery media, and select create recovery discs (3 dvd).
After that transfer a copy of the rescue and recovery backup files either to external hdd or dvds.
Now use the recovery discs to reimage the new hdd with the recovery partition and OS + drivers, by choosing to recover to full factory conditions, this should be all automated other than inserting the discs and entering a couple of settings, take around 1 hour or so.
After you have the new OS + drivers up and running, run the rescue and recovery software again and restore the backup that you saved.
Now everything should be back to the same as you have left it before you upgrade the hdd.
09-29-2009 11:46 PM
no, but the rescue and recovery back should save a copy of the program for reloading when you reload the backup.
09-30-2009 12:46 AM
Thanks. That sounds quite straightforward. My primary concern is all the programs I have installed. I regularly backup my data. I was not aware that creating backup and recovery files in the Rescue and Recovery program would also create an image of the programs insalled.
I will try this. Looking forward to an easy transfer.