You would need to clone the system and lay it down on a new hard drive. I believe this is what many site members use. I personally never create system images because I just like starting with a fresh system. Macrium Reflect Free
It's complicated; but here's a great video on how to CLONE your old drive onto a brand NEW drive from Britec. They are a big Macrium reseller and that's our number 1 recommended image backup software here as told to you by neemo and nmsuk.
Here's that link:
Watch it a couple of times, all your questions will be answered.
If you still can't figure it out, consider taking your computer and the new hard drive to your Local Computer Pro and pay him to clone it for you.
I have another question would it be better to do this I have a second hard drive in the computer now just move everything to the second one and then after you put the new hard drive you copy everything back from the C drive to the new hard drive