I'm adding some new fancy pieces to my computer from HP. I now have a legitimate copy of Windows 7 home premium that comes from an upgrade DVD from Windows Vista that was given me with the computer itself.
At this moment I have three recovery DVDs. Windows Vista Home Premium SP1. The burning of the DVD from the computer didn't work so they sent me those three DVDs from HP.
I then have an HP upgrade assistant DVD and a Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade media that seems to require a compatible Windows Vista on the drive.
So that's the question: How should I do it the right way?
As I understood I should first install Windows Vista and then run a clean install from the upgrade media. Will the recovery disc work with a different PC than the original (I am changing HDD, video card, amount of RAM, PSU, but I still have the same motherboard and CPU)?
I want to keep the old HDD for mass data storage. I want to format it to clean the system a little. When do I add the disk (from the start?) to format it?