I am planning to build a Gaming PC and i really don't want to spend too much on it, its already 500 dollars. And i 250GB hard drive costs over 250 dollars!! I wanted to use my old drive (obviously completely wipe the hard drive first) and put it in my new build and install Windows 7 on it?
My current and not wiped yet drive has Windows Vista 32 Bit on it, and i want to wipe it and use it in my new PC build and install windows 7 on it. What should i do?
Do a full format on the drive (not a quick format)
This will mark bad sectors as bad and put down new sector markers.
It make take several hours to do a full format, (more, if there are lots of bad spots)