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otieatkins

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Good Morning,
I have Windows 7 (not installed) and a brand new HD. I would like to put W7 on the new HD to use and teach myself how to use. Please tell me in dumb-people terms how to do this.
I know I must just install W7 on the new HD, but, I want to make sure it does not interfere or disturb my XP. Is there anything else I need to do? Then how do I run it? I don't think I want to run it through XP, do I? Do I need to do something to turn XP off and W7 on?
I really appreciate your help,
Dianne
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Neil Jones

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Unplug the hard drive with XP on it.
Leave connected only the drive you want Windows 7 on.
Power up the PC and then put the Windows 7 disk in. Follow instructions.
You cannot screw up XP this way because as far as Windows is concerned, you only have one.
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Hi Neil,
Thanks for your help! Question... The drive my XP is on is internal - is there another way than open the case and pull that pluggy thing out? W7 will be on an external - will the system think that's my "C" drive?
I think I'm a little confused....
Dianne
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Well, you could use Dualboot it would be easiest than having 2 HDs with windows.
You can follow a guide from here
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Rasen-Shurik3n... Thanks for your reply!! That's a great idea. Now all I need to do is go out to the instructions and hope I can follow them - it won't be the instructions, it'll be me that has the problem!!
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