So I posted an earlier thread complaining about performance issues, basically i have nailed it down to my very old (probably 6yrs) IDE main 120gb drive. its partitioned into 2 drives c and e. C only has windows on it, E only has video games (most of which are games which i dont have the cds for). I'm going to buy either a 320 or 500gb SATA tomorrow at work to replace the drive entirely, but I have been putting this off for years already cuz im worried about the headache of losing games ect i dont have cds or install files for anymore. What is the best way to go about formatting the new drive into the same thing (2 partitions, 1 for windows, 1 for games)... and transferring the data? Now i know i can pretty much easily just copy all of my E drive to the new partition no problem, but i'll lose save game files, as well as have some fucked up shit going on when i reinstall windows to the new drive as well (ie. games wont be recognized as installed etc). Any suggestions on making my life easier on this transition? Should i copy my my documents folder that has save game files etc to my external for now, then replace it on the new windows drive when installed? are all of my games not even going to work cuz windows wont think they are installed? (I realize at a minimum i'll have to recreate short cuts etc).