Several years back I installed a new hard drive in a Dell 8200 and transferred all data (I think all) from the old drive by moving it to a different slot and using free software to make the transfer to the new drive. As I recall it was a simple process and worked very well. I think it was recommended by Puggy. I cannot go back far enough in the forum to find the name of the software I used. Can anyone help me find out what the software was?