I am desperate for some immediate assistance. I have just installed a new hard drive in my dell inspiron laptop. It is the same make and model as the one replaced but it is 7200 rpm rather than 5400 and it is 750gb instead of 500gb. I know migrating to new hardware is more complex than a straight across the board restore but this is my problem: I tried a system restore from a backup image and got an io error about 2/3 of the way through. In my haste to make the change, I forgot to verify the integrity of the archive. I still have the original hard drive which is fully functioning as well as a copy of that drive on an external hd. I have many programs on there that I can't afford to replace. My question is, if I do a data transfer after a clean install of windows 7 on the new drive, will all my files come over, apps included? This would probably be the easiest solution if it'll work but I can't find any information on the transfer in the forums or the help documents. If anyone can help me with this, I'd really appreciate it as I can't afford to be without my computer long. I make a living with it. Thanks in advance for any and all help! Desperate Figment By the way, I'm using Paragon Backup and Recovery 10 Suite on a Windows 64 bit PC with Windows 7 on the old drive and a partially restored copy on the new drive. If anyone can tell me how to wipe the new one or finish that process that would be great too. Thanks again.