|Unplug the current disk, insert the new disk in THAT specific wired connector, then plug your old disk in any other plug you see available. Take your Windows installation disk, and install. Make sure to install on the NEW disk. This should NOT be a problem, but a mistake is easily made. |
BEFORE you remove the current drive, find out 2 things about the OLD drive:
1 - the volume serial number, ex.
Volume in drive C is OS
Volume Serial Number is 6C06-72AF
Directory of C:\
15/12/2009 20:37 53 1.txt
2 - The "name/type" your disk has got, not the brand, but something like 6P123Z120 or so.
After all of this, you will have:
- A new disk, with OS (as C: drive)
- An old disk, still with all data it used to have, now being drive D: (Do note : this disk will contain D:\Windows, but it is NOT a runnable Windows. Rename the directory ASAP, or remove it completely)