I am planning to use my existing 500 GB Western Digital hard drive in my New build. It has Vista Home Prem (OEM) installed on it. This is married to the Bios of the old MoBo, so I cannot reuse the OS. I am buying the same version to install with the new MoBo. Can I install the new OS over the old one or should I do a complete format of the drive? If I do need to format can I use a thumb drive with a third party program to format it? I would do this just before dismantling the computer. If possible, What would a easy program to use off the web? (free would be nice).
Edited by Bushisland, 08 May 2008 - 06:22 PM.