Currently running Vista on a drive that still works, but I'm told by Vista is faulty. I've tried fixing the drive using various resources to no avail, and so I'm looking to swap out this drive for a new one and, in the process, upgrade to 7.
Important files are backed up (only back up, not mirrored or cloned - I'd like to start from scratch with Win7), and I just installed the new drive - it's currently being formatted and assigned a drive letter using the Vista's Computer Management tool.
I have a Windows 7 DVD ready to go. Do you think the best course of action is to install it on the new HD, and then change the boot priority in DOS to the new HD before removing the old HD? Is it more complicated than that? Is there a better way? A couple things to note that may or may not be applicable is that the PC does not have an internal DVD-ROM drive, but I've connected an external one via USB. And both HD's are SATA so I don't have to fuss around with jumpers.