I am a little uncertain now as to what you mean
1. You install the new hard drive in the computer - YOU LEAVE the old hard drive in place
2. You use the Disk Wizard software in automatic mode to produce a clone of the old hard drive on the new hard drive
3. Paying attention to any warnings received you then boot to the new hard drive
4. If all is well you then AFTER checking and correcting if possible any errors on the new installation - and I am talking days here rather than hours either consign the old hard drive to the rubbish - or if you are a never throw anything away freak - you keep it - for "it may be useful one day"
5. When you are content that all is working you then ensure that you are never placed in this situation again by creating an image on the external and of course regular back-ups. Remembering that an image is a backup but a backup is not necessarily an image.
6. Whilst I am more than prepared to help all I can, I am sure you will appreciate that I cannot type out all of this, and in any case, it would be of no real benefithttp://knowledge.sea...91en?popup=true
7. If of course you need help with any particular point you only have to ask
8. Your first job is to install that new drive and if of course you do not have a SATA data cable you willl need one = motherboard to drive
9. Also note that if it fails when installing disk wizard - use it from the bootable cd instructions
10 If you are the kind of person that would rather watch the procedure on video, as well as reading on the link I senthttp://support.seaga...top/laptop.html
Note however laptop instructions - in your case you install the drive IN the computyer
11. Disk Wizard downloadhttp://www.seagate.c...zard-master-dl/