I have just purchased a new bigger (40 Gb.) HDD, I would like to copy the whole bootable primary partition where I have XP system files and settings in the old hard disk ( 9gb partition out of a 20 Gb in total) I tried using the "copy a partition" option of Power Quest Partition Magic 7.0, but when I changed the disk drives and rebooted XP would not start displaying the message "Windows XP is having a problem authetincating the license of this machine". Then I installed XP from scratch in the new hard disk's primary partition, and used the "transfer files and settings" option of XP from the old partition of the old disk to the new one, and after hours of work all I could achieve was to have my documents and desktop settings transferred but not my programmes, drivers and menu structure. I have quite a lot of software in my PC and it would take me a huge time to get me back to the previous status using the new HDD. Anyone can help me on this? any software similat to partition magic capable of copying all the settings of XP to a new HDD? Any tip would be HIGHLY appreciated!