I have bought a new Advent Windows 7 pc and created partitions on the 2T hard drive, using partition-making software. I have been able to copy folders into a couple of partitions but I want to be able to clone the hard drive from the old Acer pc (also running Windows 7) and place it in a new partition. I don't need the Windows 7 OS on it and am aware that it will confuse the pc when trying to boot up if 2 OS are on it. I also see from some of the replies to questions on here that there may be problems with simply deleting the Windows Files.
So I need to know a) how do I get the hard disc clone onto a particular partition as at the moment it just shows the C drive as the destination, and does not show the separate newly made partitions as destinations. That is, it shows all the partitions okay but only allows a clone operation to the C drive as a whole, ie as it used to be.
And b) How do I remove the OS from the old hard drive, and if I do, will I then be able to clone the OS-free hard drive to the new pc without causing problems?
I would be very grateful for any advice.