I am nervous about proceeding through the install wizard past the "install" button, when I'm not sure what choices I'll be presented with, vs what assumptions the wizard makes for me.
I want to install Windows 8.1 to a brand-new SSD drive. I do NOT need dual boot capability.
I don't have an install DVD, rather, I have an MSDN license, and I've downloaded the ISO.
I don't currently have a working disk drive to burn the iso to, so I want to run it while booted on my existing OS (windows 7), so I can't disconnect the HDD drive Win-7 is currently on.
I have formatted my SSD drive with MBR, but I haven't created a partition.
1) Will the install wizard provide me the choice of drive for installing the OS, or will it plunge ahead and install over windows-7 on my HDD?
2) Do I need to partition the new SSD drive (it's formatted MBR, but not yet partitioned), or can the install handle that?
3) Will I need to worry about which drive the boot partition is placed on, or will the install make sure it's on the new SSD for me?
4) Should I really wait until I can get this iso burned to a DVD, and install with the old HDD disconnected?