I have a laptop that has space for two hard drives. Currently both drives are in use and set up with RAID 0. My goal is to migrate over to one SSD and one HDD. Here's my plan: First, image the drives over to an external drive through Linux (dd if=/dev/sda conv=sync,noerror of=/mnt/sdb1/blah.raw) to make it into one single sane file rather than two striped drives. Next, take both hard drives out (each being about 500 gigabytes) and replace them with one 256 GB SSD and one 2 TB HDD. After that, image the file /back/ to the 2 TB drive through Linux. Finally, boot off that drive, and run Paragon's utility to copy stuff over to the SSD, handle realigning sectors, etc. There's one hitch with this: I don't know if windows will actually boot off the 2TB drive after being cloned. Will it work at all? Would I just need to re-activate, or would I be stuck? The installation on this laptop uses an OEM key, so I can't just use a regular install disc. I "sort of" have a recovery disk, but I don't know it'll actually work. Besides that, it would just be easier if I could keep most of my programs in place. Any advice, suggestions and hugs would be appreciated.