Sadly i'm leaving for college and wouldn't have time to install it before i leave. I'll have to just wipe the original hdd then. It had a virus in the past that deleted the os, so will i need to load the os, then wipe the hd so the virus is gone and then reload the os again?
one thing you could do is use a partition tool to split the current HD you have before you format. backup the data you want to that partition then format and reinstall. its a messy and complicated way to do thigns and you need to make sure you clean your files for viri but it can be done. worth a shot. only adds a few hours to your over all repair time