ok. tomorrow i will be intalling xp to a new 40g hd. My question is what do i have to do w/ my current hd. I;m gonna use the old drive for pictures, music, etc. the thing is that it has xp already install it on it, so what i need to do? Format old drive so everything will be erased before i intall the new hd or do i need to install the new hd alone, install xp then plugthe old drive w/xp and let the fresh xp install handle it?