My current setup: I have a 2 year old HP laptop which came with Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit pre-installed (OEM). I have a partition on the hard disk that will allow me to 'restore' my system. I also received the 'restore' DVD from HP. I do not have the OS re-installation DVD as this was OEM (and HP doesn't give these out with their laptops) - I only have the 'restore' DVD / Partition on the HDD.
I bought the Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium (Upgrade version) last summer when Win 7 was released but have not had the time / courage to use it yet! (Laziness too!).
Current Problem: My laptop HDD is only 160GB and its already too full.
This is what i want to do: I would like to replace my existing 160GB HDD with a new 500GB HDD and move from my existing Vista 32-Bit OS to the new Windows 7 64-Bit OS. If at all possible, i would like to do a clean install of Windows 7 on the new HDD instead of upgrading from Vista to Windows 7.
Can this be done? If so, can anyone walk me through the steps! Thanks!