[QUOTE=squonksc;242700]With this part of your post, you mean after you installed Windows 7, you will backup your files from the old drive to the new drive, right?
Follow part 1., 2., and 3. of SIW2's post.
Can't understand why you guys are having so much trouble understajnding me
Np : I want to completely format the old drive--no extra partitions- just one big drive. Then from the install DVD I want to select the new drive to install Windows 7 on --again nor extra partitions --othger than the 100mb recovery partition that will automatically install with Windows 7.
By backup I meant that i wll have everything on cds and DVDs before I format the old drive and then install Windows 7.
What in affect I will have is two blank drives and choose one drive, the new one for Windows 7.
Sounds like I could leave the old edrive-Vista ultimate as is and install windows 7 on the neww drive--then copy over any files i need from the old drive--then format it--but this options seems like it might be problematic.
Doinjg a clean install and instaaling my programs and then copying any files I need from the bacups is the best way to go.
BTW-- I will have expert help to physically install the new drive and avaiable for install help if neded, and BTW I am VERY experience with Windows OS and have instaled many times.
I may skip the new drive altogether--have not fully decided yet--then this is a piece of cake
Again thanks for your help