Background: Hard drive on Vista laptop developed fault but still works and boots. All important user data recovered and new HD purchased.
Don't want to go through hassle of re-installing/ re-configuring/ downloading all the software so googled and decided to create an
.img file usind Ddrescue. So far so good.
Now all I want to do is to transfer it to the new drive and "mount" that drive so that Windows can boot directly from it.
Ive looked at countless threads but nothing seems (or seems to me) to do what I need. they all seem to focus on recovering just specific data or are Linux specific. I looked up the NTFS configuration tool and have tried to understand the
sudo syntax but don't want to get it wrong. I've found a Windows tool that sort of does it but again just to get at the data contained within the image.
I sure it is simple and would really appreciate a simple command string to use in Parted Magic or something similar.
many thanks in anticipation.