<<With any new operating install I seriously advise to buy a new hard drive to install on.>>
I believe that is bad, costly advice...there is no need to buy a new hard drive when there is such a thing as formatting available as a tool.
I don't really see any logic in buing a new drive every time that I want to install Windows. I would suggest buying a new drive only when it is clear that the current drive has problems that cannot be overcome and which are not partition or file system problems.
And...new hard drives arrive DOA every day
, necessitationg a return to vendor.
Edited by hamluis, 26 July 2011 - 08:13 AM.