Quote: Originally Posted by khan1105
Since this is my first time posting a thread in this forum, please forgive me if a similar topic has already been mentioned previously. On my home computer, I have 2 physical drives. One hard drive has a single partition (D:\) and the other (newer) drive has two partitions (C:\ and E:\). Unfortunately when I first purchased this computer, the technician mistakenly installed Windows XP onto my older hard drive (D:\) rather than installing the OS onto the desired C:\ drive. The main problem that I am having is: Can I perform a clean install of Windows 7 onto C:\ drive even though my current OS (Windows XP) is installed onto D:\ drive? Your reply is greatly appreciated.
P.S. I have already backed up all files that exist in all of my partitions and would like to format all of the drives (C, D, and E)
drive spaces: C: = 40gb D: 200gb E: 200g
Welcome to Seven Forums.
It will depend on the version of Windows 7 you are going to use. Is It a Full Retail version or an Upgrade version?
Are you planning on dual booting or replacing XP?
Do you have the XP original or re-install DVD?
The Full Retail version can be install in any partition or HD.
The Upgrade version can be installed on a activated XP/Vista partition.
There are good tutorials that explain the procedures very well: Clean Installation with Windows 7 Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
It is definitely possible to get one or both OS to another HD if you want to.
Have a look at the tutorials and reply here if you have any questions.