Loading Windows 7 on new hard drive
by drysailor - 9/19/09 5:13 AM
I have ordered the Upgrade version of Windows 7, due in October. I have also ordered a new SATA 750 GB Hard drive from Seagate. I presently use Vista Home Premium. My question is: Can I load an Upgrade version of Windows on a new hard drive? Can I load my Office XP and Expression Web2 upgrade versions on the empty hard drive? I know that Microsoft upgrade programs require conformation of ownership of a previous version. My thought is that I could keep my old hard drive installed under another letter, and when asked for proof of previous version, I could direct the Microsoft program to the old hard drive.
Is that what I would do? Do I have to fool with the BIOS with this SATA drive? What else would you suggest for a "clean" install?