I've just bought seagate 1TB 32mb cache internal HDD and haven't started using it(not initialised) since i have never used disk management in windows 7 or any other windows and i need ur help asap.
I have 160gb seagate hd which i am currently using to boot and it has 4 partitions.Basically i want to create atleast 3 partitions in my new (1TB) drive and use one of it to boot windows;that's what i want to achieve.Now the thing is i also want 3 partitions on the 160gb drive instead of 4;and this current drive hav lots of data that i want to back-up on the new 1TB drive b4 re-partitioning it.Now how do i go about it?
Should i boot from win7 dvd first,delete the existing C drive where current windows is installed(important data is not in the c drive of the 160gb),then create new patitions in the new 1TB drive(3 to be precise) and install windows on one of them.My uncertainty to this mthd lies in that i hav installed windows 7 just once and don't know such options exist like in XP where u can create or delete options.
Second mthd would be to initialize new HDD first,which i know nothing about,and create 3 partitions.Then after that,back-up data in the new 1TB hdd,then boot with windows dvd and install windows.Now somebody told me if u use disk management feature in windows to create partitions,then u can't use it for installing windows.To use it for booting windows,u'll again have to partition while installing windows.
Now dear members,i need ur help ASAP in this regard.My new HDD is lying inactive,haven't use it as yet.Just bear in mind that i want to install windows 7 in my new 1TB seagate HDD,instead of the old one 160GB seagate,ultimately.How to go about it?