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Question about fresh windows 10 install

11 minutes ago, DotoreN said:

I'm planning to do a clean install of windows 10 on my current windows 7 PC.

I already backed up everything so I want everything to be wiped clean. My PC consists of 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's (all of them being completely full).

 

When I install windows 10 from my USB it asks me to format or delete the partitions, can I just delete everything except the SSD I want windows 10 on? or should I format every drive and then select the SSD I want windows 10 on?
If I delete everything except the SSD, will windows still recognize my other harddrives?

 

Advice is appreciated.

unplug all other drives before installing windows, that way u cant make mistakes, delete all partitions, select the unallocated space, click next/install

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I'm planning to do a clean install of windows 10 on my current windows 7 PC.

I already backed up everything so I want everything to be wiped clean. My PC consists of 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's (all of them being completely full).

 

When I install windows 10 from my USB it asks me to format or delete the partitions, can I just delete everything except the SSD I want windows 10 on? or should I format every drive and then select the SSD I want windows 10 on?
If I delete everything except the SSD, will windows still recognize my other harddrives?

 

Advice is appreciated.

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yes windows will still detect the other drives. 


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2 minutes ago, DotoreN said:

I'm planning to do a clean install of windows 10 on my current windows 7 PC.

I already backed up everything so I want everything to be wiped clean. My PC consists of 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's (all of them being completely full).

 

When I install windows 10 from my USB it asks me to format or delete the partitions, can I just delete everything except the SSD I want windows 10 on? or should I format every drive and then select the SSD I want windows 10 on?
If I delete everything except the SSD, will windows still recognize my other harddrives?

 

Advice is appreciated.

i would suggest just formatting every drive if u want to clean each one, deleting a drive and not activating it in the installer can leave a drive that windows will detect in drive manager but not in " my computer "


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3 minutes ago, vESP said:

i would suggest just formatting every drive if u want to clean each one, deleting a drive and not activating it in the installer can leave a drive that windows will detect in drive manager but not in " my computer "

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

I'll just format all drives then instead of deleting them and select the SSD I want windows 10 on then. I assume i'll end up with windows 10 on the ssd and rest of the drives completely empty then but still show up in my computer.

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Just now, DotoreN said:

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

I'll just format all drives then instead of deleting them and select the SSD I want windows 10 on then. I assume i'll end up with windows 10 on the ssd and rest of the drives completely empty then but still show up in my computer.

yes exactly. if u have a issue let me know. 


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11 minutes ago, DotoreN said:

I'm planning to do a clean install of windows 10 on my current windows 7 PC.

I already backed up everything so I want everything to be wiped clean. My PC consists of 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's (all of them being completely full).

 

When I install windows 10 from my USB it asks me to format or delete the partitions, can I just delete everything except the SSD I want windows 10 on? or should I format every drive and then select the SSD I want windows 10 on?
If I delete everything except the SSD, will windows still recognize my other harddrives?

 

Advice is appreciated.

unplug all other drives before installing windows, that way u cant make mistakes, delete all partitions, select the unallocated space, click next/install

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1 hour ago, TrigrH said:

unplug all other drives before installing windows, that way u cant make mistakes, delete all partitions, select the unallocated space, click next/install

 

1 hour ago, vESP said:

yes exactly. if u have a issue let me know. 

 

One last question, below is my current setup where my C(disk0) is the bootdrive.

Why does my disk1 have system reserved partition that I cannot delete?

 

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8 minutes ago, DotoreN said:

 

 

One last question, below is my current setup where my C(disk0) is the bootdrive.

Why does my disk1 have system reserved partition that I cannot delete?

 

9K2AhfJ.png

 

im not to sure 


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59 minutes ago, DotoreN said:

 

 

One last question, below is my current setup where my C(disk0) is the bootdrive.

Why does my disk1 have system reserved partition that I cannot delete?

did you actually unplug all other drives before installing windows on the ssd? if not thats why. If you did, I don't believe you (unless it was already there prior to installation).

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