I'll be using an existing hard drive for my upcoming first time build. My question is:
Is it safest to format the hard drive and start fresh with installing windows after I get it booted? Or can I use my existing drive with windows already installed and go from there. Since the existing drive has all sorts of drivers installed that won't work on the new system I can see that being an issue. Is there a way to backup the existing drive(to my external backup drive) to where I can get all the installed programs and files back on it after a fresh windows install? Some sort of disc image software I guess.
Just curious my options, thanks ahead for the help