Transfering old hard drive to new laptop


Mar 6, 2012

Never done this before, so I thought I'd ask.

I had an old Toshiba with Vista, and it's motherboard got screwed up, so it's permanently dead. I have the hard drive in a Nexstar enclosure, but I'm sort of unsure of how to completely tranfer everything. My new laptop is a Dell with windows 7.

As of now, I'm just trying the tried and true copy/move formula, but will that recover everything? Will I need to reinstall iTunes, Photoshop, my Wacom tablet or any other programs? Will all of my folders be there?

I've dipped around and found most things, but I haven't found everything yet.