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Topic - Fresh install windows 7

Siward on 09 Feb 2013
Here's the thing.

I have windows vista installed on a hard drive on my desktop.

Unfortunately I cannot get it to boot and the hard drive containing windows has been relegated to a second drive, the replacement primary drive is now running ubuntu.

I don't trust the old hard drive. I think it is on its way out and I wouldn't want to install anything new on it.

If I buy a new solid state drive, can I purchase an upgrade to windows 7 and install it on that, rather than have to buy a more expensive non upgrade version? How? Don't upgrades usually rely on an old version of windows being on the drive?

It's confusing all this is...
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