How do I copy all of my HDD including the recover partition to a larger HDD? I want to replace the original with a faster, bigger one.
In general any cloning tool capable to clone an entire disk including partitions should be able to do so.
However, some manufacturers use a Host Protected Area for the recovery partition in which case you would have to look for manufacturer and model specific tutorials on Google. Sometimes those areas are borderline impossible to copy it even using Linux.
perhaps you can set dropbox account upload all datas there then plug the new hdd and then redownload?
Hello, you could use free software like clonezilla:
The software I recommend for this kind of thing is paragon Drive Copy professional. It is paid software though. It does not take much time to accomplish the migration:
You can also use PCmover:
There's no way built into Windows, but we've covered a number of disk cloning software packages here at MakeUseOf: