For the past 2 weeks, I struggled with the replacement of my current 80GB hard drive with a new 250 GB Western Digital SATA drive. This computer runs Microsoft Vista.
I purchased Symantec Norton Ghost 14.0. I'll but I tried everything imaginable to "image" my hard drive and copy it to the new drive. Amazingly difficult.
After reading a few comments online I decided to try Acronis. (http://www.acronis.com) It was a dream. Worked perfectly, simple straightforward. It has my highest recommendation.