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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lake Dallas, TX
Ghosting is a process of making an EXACT duplicate of your hard drive onto another hard drive or into an image file.
Yes, you could ghost your old hard drive to a new one, but the moment you boot your new PC, it will blue screen because all of the drivers on your old hard drive are different.
The only other alternative could be a P2P transfer (Physical 2 Physical) where you change out all of those drivers.
No offence, but if you have to ask how ghosting works, then P2P is WAAAAAY above your skill set, and isn't worth looking into. There are other alternatives as well, such as P2V (Physcial 2 Virtual) using VMware and some third party applications, but again, I think it is quite a bit above your experience level...
So yea, your SOL. Cut your losses and walk away from this with the experience to always have the install media incase you need to do a restore.
BTW, you could look into some of the free alternatives out there. For instance, if you are going to lose MS Office from this mess, then try giving Star Office a run. For other apps, Google is your friend.