I would like to replace the existing HDD with an SSD but if possible retain the Dell integrated Factory Image Restore function (F8). There is no information on the old disk that I need to retain. The original disk is fully functional.
Will the DVD Recovery Media do this or would I then lose the disk based recovery and diagnostics functions? I am trying to avoid installing 3rd party disk imaging software.
Because the new SSD is smaller than the standard HDD would the Windows Imaging system have a problem?
The old Sysprep utility had the same problem but there was a way to edit the parameter file with a hex editor to reset the required disk drive capacity to a smaller value, I presume this is not possible with WIm files?