Originally Posted by Cathalb4
one more question.. if i do a back up of my operating sytem to the new hd and place the new hd in a new pc and decide to try to install the back up to the new pc will it work or will it have all the drivers from the old pc (motherboard etc on it) (I use Acronis True Image to back up my system if this helps)
That's a tricky question, actually. It can be done, but it takes some preparation first. If you are running XP, you can either perform a repair installation once the drive is in the other computer, or you could use Sysprep beforehand (but the backup would have to be running as the main OS at the time). With Vista (and presumably 7) you should
be able to still use Sysprep, but I have not tested it out yet.