"Mark" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> X-posted: alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.hardware
> Ladies and gentlemen,
> I intend to replace my 320 GB 'parallel ATA' HD with a 500 GB SATA
> disk and have to transfer the lot: boot & system (XP) partition and
> program partitions (plus a lot of media files). Of course, I could to
> a fresh install, re-register XP and re-install all software. But there
> should be a better way, or isn't there? How to go about it? Any good
> freeware for this?
It is more than likely the SATA disc manufacturer will have free software
(sometimes Acronis) that you can download to do the job.....