here is the situation -
i have HDD C: - where windows 7 is installed.
i also have HDD D: where all my programs are installed.
i just bought HDD X: which is completely clean and formatted.
what i wish to do is install win7 on X: and slowly install all the prgrams i have on D: also on X: so eventually i can stop using C: as my boot drive (cuz C: is old and small and full to the brim).
also , since installing everything is a long process during which i will be left without a fully operated computer to work on i wish to do this in small increments and continue using the computer with my windows on C: and run the programs from D: until i have everything on X: so i can migrate.
so my quesion is - how do i go about and do that?
i have (legally) DLed windows 7 from a website into D:.
1) should I try and install it from where i DLed it? will it ask me where to install windows 7 (so i can tell it to install on X:) or will it overwrite my current win7 on C:?
2) after i have installed win7 on X: should i reboot the computer and set the bios to boot from X: instead of C: and then install all programs into X:?
3) lets say i have win7 and a few programs on X:, how can i go back to boot from C: and run the programs and games i have on D: just like i did before?
i assume there is a way to use two operating systems at once but i have never done this so i dont know how to go about doing this and if it is a good way of achieving what im trying to do....
what do you say?