As can see this is my first post and I hope this doesn't sound like too novice or a question. I've done some looking around and I'm pretty sure what I'm thinking will work out fine, but before I start buying pieces I figured it couldn't hurt to run it by someone that actually knows what is going on better then I may.
I have a Compaq Presario V6000 Laptop...its about 4 years old. Functions pretty much OK, but I am running out of hard drive space and there is 1GB of ram, but according to crucial.com this model can handle 2GB.
The RAM is easy to install...I've done it before, no big deal, but is it worth it to drop $45 on 2 1GB cards, will I really see a difference?
My concerns with a new hard drive is a bit more complicated. The machine has a 60GB drive (includes a "recovery" partition) and I currently have about 4GB of free space.
I'd like to get maybe a 250 GB drive. Would I be able to use Norton Ghost to make an exact copy of my drive as it is, including the partition for recovery)and then just swap out the old drive for the new one with out any issue (ie registry, key codes for installed software that I don't have the original "box" for...stuff like that). I would seem that my idea would work and the only additional cost would be the transfer cable to connect the old drive with the new one) but I'm not that familiar with how a computer works on that deep of a level, so I figured I'd ask.
If anyone can offer an opinion or alternate ideas, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks so much