My father's office computers have been running strong since they were built, seven years ago. Recently, though, one of the HDDs have been acting up. After some research, we've come to the conclusion that the drive is reaching the end of its life. As sad as it is, we want to make sure that there is as little hassle as possible when the little guy finally kicks the digital bucket.
What I want to do is buy a new drive (roughly the same capacity), and copy all the files and folders from the old drive to the new one. Are there any special steps I would need to take if I were to do that, or would it be a simple copy/paste job?
(We're running XP, also. Dunno if that matters much.)
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