I'm an FNG here so please bear with me.
My 250 gig laptop drive is getting full so I purchased a 1 TB drive today. I thought I might still make use of the old one so I also purchased a usb3/2 drive enclosure to put the old one in afterward.
I wanted to clone the C: drive totally so I could put it on the new drive and not have to reinstall anything. I went online and found clonezilla. Trying to get that onto my PC however has proven to be the worst nitemare I've experienced in downloading and installing thus far. The instructions are baffling, the download is laced with about 30 add on programs which appear to want to change all your search and browsing habits, collect data at will from your machine, peer down your throat, crawl up your butt and generally make your computing life a living [bleep]. It even offers checkboxes to select (or not) the programs to install but the text next to the button to proceed reads that by proceeding you are accepting all of the add ons anyway and with them not checked ..the install finishes but there is no program and clonezilla doesn't show up anywhere.
So my question is this. Is there a simple way to go about this? I thought I could put the new drive into the drive enclosure I bought and using an available program of some type ..clone my current drive onto that one, then simply swap the two and then format the 250 to use for storage only. Am I in dreamland or is that possible?
Good advice will be much appreciated. I've been at it for about 3.5 hours now and my head is getting quite squared off from hitting the surface of my desk repeatedly.
Thanks in advance!