Replace Windows Vista with Windows 7
I have a computer running Windows Vista. I want to replace it with Windows 7. I do not want to do an upgrade. I want to do a fress install. That said, I want to continue to use the current Windows Vista until Windows 7 is completely set up. I have a new, never been used, 600 MB SATA drive. I (think I ) want to install that in the computer and install Windows 7 on the new drive, reinstall all of the current Windows Vista software, and then switch to the new drive.
I have considered partitioning the C: drive and installing Windows 7 in the new partition for a dual boot system, but then I'm stuck with Vista on the original partition. I have Norton Ghost, but I don't think Ghost can duplicate Windows 7 from a partition to the new disk and make the new disk my boot disk. ( Or am I wrong)
When the computer boots, I can press F2 and get to the bios. the bios allows you to configure the boot sequence. I'm hoping that I could install the new disk, boot from the Windows 7 CD, and install Windows 7 on the new disk. Then, when I want to install new software, I could change the boot sequence to boot from Windows 7 and install the new software. When I just want to work, I could change the boot sequence and just work on the old Vista installation.
Does this make sense? Am I missing something?
Thanks in advance for suggestions.