Just to clarify; adding new HDD

Hi

I am about to purchase a 500Gb HDD to add to my system. At present, my 250Gb HDD is partitioned in to two, Windows/programs and documents. I need to be able to simply clone the Windows side from my old HDD to the new one, as it is a lot less lengthy process than reinstalling Windows and all the games (and patches) that go with it. So just to clarify:

1. Insert new HDD into system, but don't boot into it.
2. Install HDD drivers and format.
a) -Reboot-
3. Use Norton Ghost(?) to clone the Windows partition (C:)
4. Change boot priority to boot up from the new HDD, leaving me to then take further action with my old one.

Thanks
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More about just clarify adding
  1. Simpler. You do not need any drivers.

    Step 1. Install new drive.
    Step 2. Boot system and call up Control Panel | Admin Tools | Computer Management | Storage | Disk Management. Use Disk Management to select the new drive and format it.
    Steps 3 & $. Same
  2. jsc said:
    Simpler. You do not need any drivers.

    Step 1. Install new drive.
    Step 2. Boot system and call up Control Panel | Admin Tools | Computer Management | Storage | Disk Management. Use Disk Management to select the new drive and format it.
    Steps 3 & $. Same


    Makes life even easier, thanks :)
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