Fit larger in a VAIO - can I restore operating system?

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I have a Sony VAIO VGN-SZ4XWN/C laptop, which is under a year old and
has a 120 GB hard drive. This machine came with a hidden partition which
can be used to restore the system in the event of a problem. I made the
two 'recovery DVDs' which I know will restore the machine back to its
original state.

Some time back up repartitioned the disk and now have Solaris x86 on a
partition, so have about 70 GB for Solaris and 50 GB for Vista.  But it
looks like I might have a job to do where I will need to have Linux too.
Hence I am thinking of putting a larger disk in this. I can get a 330 GB
disk, but will it be possible to restore Vista from the recovery DVDs
onto a larger disk?  Or is that likely to fail if the disk is larger
than the original?

I want to ultimately have about 50 GB for Vista, 50 GB for Linux and
leave the rest for Solaris x86. If this is going to be a hassle, I might
just put XP pro on it - I've never liked the performance of this laptop,
despite it being quite a modern high-end laptop. Vista sucks.

Re: Fit larger in a VAIO - can I restore operating system?

Dave wrote:
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There should be no problem replacing the current HD and using the
Windows restore DVDs.  You will have to install the Windows first since
the DVDs install wants to use the first partition.

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