I want to stick a larger HD in my Gateway T 1616 laptop. Ideally I would just do it and reinstall Vista, but I have moved 3 times in 12 months and fear I have lost the Recovery or installation discs that it came with. If I cannot find them what do people think is the best way to achieve this?
1)Should I just buy a install disc from Gateway?
2) Should I buy one of the HD cloning devices that are available? It's about the same cost as a disk from Gateway and reusable for my other laptop.
3) Should I buy a USB enclosure and use one of the free cloning programs that are available? Also reusable, and it would allow me to use the 160gb drive I want to replace as an external drive or link it to my NAS or whatever...
So those are the options I see, is there something else I don't know about? What do you think is the best way and why?