I couldn't remember how to make multiple partitions with DISKPART and I needed to start the install so I didn't run out of time that night. What is a Bootable USB PR/RE? I think I have a CD with Parted Magic on it, an older version though, it needs to be upgraded.
I have Windows 7 on one drive and I'm going to put either Ubuntu, Linux Mint, or Zorin on the other. I haven't decided which. I want to avoid dual booting on the same drive, the last time I did it (with Ubuntu 10) I had a heck of a time getting Windows 7 to boot again. I didn't know nearly as much as I do now.
I don't like Norton projects. Anytime I had their Anti-Virus it made my computer really slow, but that was 6+ years ago. I haven't used Paragon or Acronis, I will have to look them up and see if they will work for what I would like to do. I use the web version of Outlook.com. I've though about using Office Outlook but never go around to it. Is Thunderbird better that Office Outlook in your opinion?