Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:29 PM
My current hard drive is split up into C: (programs) and D: (documents). The C: partition has at least one nasty virus that I can't remove. The advice given for this virus is to reformat the drive. I figure it's a good time to upgrade my drive anyway.
Once I install the new drive, all of the D: files from the old drive, and some from the C: partition, will need to be transferred over. During this process is there any risk of the virus spreading to the new drive? The only C: files to transfer are Outlook Express/Thunderbird e-mail and address book files.
Also, with the new drive installed, what happens to the old drive letters?