Quote: Originally Posted by StenL
Well, I have two hard drives on my computer. The C drive hosts all the system files and the Windows installation while the E drive has my games and my music. Do I have to format the E drive when I install 7, or do I only have to format the C drive ? I am running XP at the moment.
You just select one drive for the install of the OS itself to go to, assumably the XP one, and it will overwrite it.
You don't need to format things yourself. If you just do a clean install on top of your XP installation, it should simply more your prior install to the windows.old folder where you can go in to retrieve files later if there's anything you forget to back up.
You can leave any other drives untouched as long as they're not somehow part of the OS. You might even want to physically disconnect your E drive temporarily though just to ensure you don't accidentally install to it, get the 100MB system reserved partition accidentally installed to it, etc.