So let me explain my situation. I have a 15 month old laptop, with a dying hard drive. Quite frequently when it spins up, the hard drive makes a horrible buzzing/scraping noise. I decided I will invest the money and replace it for the $100 and get a faster one (7200 rpm).
Here's the catch. I have an upgrade disk on order, and only an OEM backup disk (Vista) to reformat.
Whats the best way to replace the hard disk and use an upgrade media to use 7 on my computer?