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Making Secondary Drive Primary In Win7


I purchased a cheap e-machines, because it was a 32-bit system. Unfortunately, the hd it came with was a tiny 320gb. I have a secondary drive that is 1. 5gb and apparently much faster than the cheap one used by the factory. I'd like to know several things, from someone who knows/tried (successfully) exactly how this works, particularly with 7. What i don't know, is how 7 acts, in comparison to previous versions. I have a couple legit copies of vista, and xp.

If during this procedure, something goes awry, and say i lose the original version of vista that's etched somewhere on my system, can i still install the win 7 upgrade kit disc, using a previous version of vista (even if it's oem)? And what's the easiest and most likely to result in successful transfer?


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