T60 new hard drive installation. how can I transfer software w/o reinstalling?
Hey guys I have an 80gig and it is crashing, I reparied it and have it going for now, I bought the new Hitachi 7200rpm 200gig to install and right now I have it in an external case so I can hook it up to USB. I understand that I can make a set of recovery disk and install the new hard drive and then run them. But I do NOT understand if it will just install the recovery partition and windows and then I have to reinstall all my sofware. I am on international travel and don't have the ability to reinstall everyhting. Will the recovery disk reinstall my software applications and software or just what the system came with new. I hear of IBM system migration software which transfers files and settings, so maybe thats what I need, but I can't find enough info on it to know for sure. I would just like to hear it from somene that has moved over everything from one hard drive to another. If I could reinstall the software there wouldn't be any problems, but I need to have all my data transferred including the software programs without any re-installation. Thanks DK