Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
CaptainChaos025

how do i format my SSD to reinstall Windows 10?

well you could use the CD if the machine has an optical drive and it'll still let you erase partitions - most people use USB these days so that's what i default to when talking about it

 

 otherwise, if there's no optical drive, go to this link https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209 and download the media creation tool, then use that to turn a USB stick (preferably USB3) into a boot disk for windows 10

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

so i want to format my SSD (Kingston A400 120GB) so thers nothing on it anymore and reinstall Windows 10. What is the best way to do this?

Link to post
Share on other sites

create a windows 10 boot USB, use the windows install tool to wipe the partitions off the drive and install win10


Antares ITNOS - CPU: Intel i7-8700K || GPU: MSI RTX 2080Ti Lightning Z || MB: Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X || MEM: 32GB (4x8) HyperX Predator 3600 OC 

Storage: 240GB SATA 860 Evo Boot - 500GB SATA 850 Evo + 500GB m.2 MX500 + 525GB m.2 MX300 Games - 2TB 7200RPM Seagate Media 

Case: Fractal Define R6 Black/White+TG side panel || PSU: Corsair RM850x (cablemod customs coming eventually) || Cooling: Fractal Kelvin S36 360mm Front Mounted 

Lighting: 4x 12v Red LED Strip Lights || Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB || Mouse: Logitech G502 Spectrum

Fans: 3x EK Vardar F3 120 Radiator - 3x Fractal GP14 White Top/Rear Exhaust || Displays: Samsung 32" 4K 60Hz + Acer 21" 1080p 60Hz

 

Tempest - CPU: Intel i7-4790K || GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio || MB: Asus Z97 PRO Gamer || MEM: 32GB (4x8) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133 OC

Storage: 240GB SATA Adata SU800 Boot - 500GB m.2 WD Blue SSD + 240GB SATA Kingston A400 Games - 2TB 7200RPM Media

Case: Fractal Define R5 Blackout+TG side panel || PSU: Corsair RM650 (cablemod customs planned) || Cooling: CoolerMaster Nepton 240M Top Mount

Lighting: 2x 12v White LED Strip Lights || Keyboard: Logitech G213 || Mouse: Logitech G502 Non-Spectrum

Fans: 4x BeQuiet Silent Wings 140mm Intake/Bottom/Exhaust - 2x EK Vardar F3 120mm Radiator - 2x Noctua NF-A4 40mm VRM|| Display: BenQ 27" 1440p 60Hz IPS panel.

Whetstone - CPU: Intel i3-8350K || GPU: MSI GTX 1070Ti Titanium || MB: Asus Prime Z370M-PLUS II || MEM: 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 OC

Storage: 240GB SATA Adata SU800 Boot - 500GB SATA MX500 + 2TB 7200RPM Seagate Games - 4TB 7200RPM Media

Case: Fractal Define Mini C w/window || PSU: Corsair RM550x || Cooling: Antec Kuhler 240mm Top Mount (planned for replacement)

Lighting: 2x 12v White LED Strip Lights || Keyboard: Logitech G613 || Mouse: Logitech G602

Fans: 2x BeQuiet Silent Wings 3 140mm Intake - 1x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm Exhaust - 2x EK Vardar F3 120mm Radiator || Display: Toshiba 43" 4K TV 60Hz

 

Phenom Express - CPU: AMD Phenom x4 9950 Black Edition || GPU: eVGA GTX 750Ti FTW Backplated || MB: ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe || MEM: 8GB (4x2) Corsair XMS2 800

Storage: 120GB SATA Kingston A400 Boot - 240GB SATA Kingston A400 Games - 500GB 5400RPM WD Black Media

Case: Kolink Stronghold TG Front Panel Modded || PSU: Fractal Integra M 450 || Cooling: Corsair H45 Front Mount, Push/Pull

Lighting: 4x 12v Blue LED Strip Lights || Keyboard: Logitech G510s || Mouse: Logitech G202

Fans: 1x Corsair SP140 Blue LED Intake - 2x Corsair AF120 Blue LED Intake/Exhaust - 2x Corsair AF120 Exhaust - 2x Cooler Master Silencio FP120 Radiator

 

Valkyrie - CPU: Intel i7-8750H || GPU: GTX M1060 6GB || MB: HM370 Laptop Board || MEM: 32GB (2x16) Samsung 2666

Storage: 500GB m.2 MX500 Boot || 2TB 5400RPM Games

Case: Asus FX705 Chassis || PSU: 64,000mWh Li-Ion Battery + 180W 19.5v Brick || Cooling: OEM - Triple Heatpipe - Triple Radiator - Dual Fan

Lighting: RGB Keyboard & Illuminated Logo || Keyboard: Tactile and Responsive Chiclet Style || Mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S

Fans: 2x Squirrel Cage Centrifugal Blower

Link to post
Share on other sites

During the install just delete the existing partitions and let windows install itself onto the empty disk

 

 


If you're interested in a product please download and read the manual first.

Don't forget to tag or quote in your reply if you want me to know you've answered or have another question.

Link to post
Share on other sites

oh yeah. like @starcoaster says don't forget to have your install media ready first.


If you're interested in a product please download and read the manual first.

Don't forget to tag or quote in your reply if you want me to know you've answered or have another question.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, starcoaster said:

create a windows 10 boot USB, use the windows install tool to wipe the partitions off the drive and install win10

Ive only got Windows 10 on a CD, so how would i do it then?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Best Answer

well you could use the CD if the machine has an optical drive and it'll still let you erase partitions - most people use USB these days so that's what i default to when talking about it

 

 otherwise, if there's no optical drive, go to this link https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209 and download the media creation tool, then use that to turn a USB stick (preferably USB3) into a boot disk for windows 10


Antares ITNOS - CPU: Intel i7-8700K || GPU: MSI RTX 2080Ti Lightning Z || MB: Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X || MEM: 32GB (4x8) HyperX Predator 3600 OC 

Storage: 240GB SATA 860 Evo Boot - 500GB SATA 850 Evo + 500GB m.2 MX500 + 525GB m.2 MX300 Games - 2TB 7200RPM Seagate Media 

Case: Fractal Define R6 Black/White+TG side panel || PSU: Corsair RM850x (cablemod customs coming eventually) || Cooling: Fractal Kelvin S36 360mm Front Mounted 

Lighting: 4x 12v Red LED Strip Lights || Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB || Mouse: Logitech G502 Spectrum

Fans: 3x EK Vardar F3 120 Radiator - 3x Fractal GP14 White Top/Rear Exhaust || Displays: Samsung 32" 4K 60Hz + Acer 21" 1080p 60Hz

 

Tempest - CPU: Intel i7-4790K || GPU: MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X Trio || MB: Asus Z97 PRO Gamer || MEM: 32GB (4x8) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133 OC

Storage: 240GB SATA Adata SU800 Boot - 500GB m.2 WD Blue SSD + 240GB SATA Kingston A400 Games - 2TB 7200RPM Media

Case: Fractal Define R5 Blackout+TG side panel || PSU: Corsair RM650 (cablemod customs planned) || Cooling: CoolerMaster Nepton 240M Top Mount

Lighting: 2x 12v White LED Strip Lights || Keyboard: Logitech G213 || Mouse: Logitech G502 Non-Spectrum

Fans: 4x BeQuiet Silent Wings 140mm Intake/Bottom/Exhaust - 2x EK Vardar F3 120mm Radiator - 2x Noctua NF-A4 40mm VRM|| Display: BenQ 27" 1440p 60Hz IPS panel.

Whetstone - CPU: Intel i3-8350K || GPU: MSI GTX 1070Ti Titanium || MB: Asus Prime Z370M-PLUS II || MEM: 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 OC

Storage: 240GB SATA Adata SU800 Boot - 500GB SATA MX500 + 2TB 7200RPM Seagate Games - 4TB 7200RPM Media

Case: Fractal Define Mini C w/window || PSU: Corsair RM550x || Cooling: Antec Kuhler 240mm Top Mount (planned for replacement)

Lighting: 2x 12v White LED Strip Lights || Keyboard: Logitech G613 || Mouse: Logitech G602

Fans: 2x BeQuiet Silent Wings 3 140mm Intake - 1x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm Exhaust - 2x EK Vardar F3 120mm Radiator || Display: Toshiba 43" 4K TV 60Hz

 

Phenom Express - CPU: AMD Phenom x4 9950 Black Edition || GPU: eVGA GTX 750Ti FTW Backplated || MB: ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe || MEM: 8GB (4x2) Corsair XMS2 800

Storage: 120GB SATA Kingston A400 Boot - 240GB SATA Kingston A400 Games - 500GB 5400RPM WD Black Media

Case: Kolink Stronghold TG Front Panel Modded || PSU: Fractal Integra M 450 || Cooling: Corsair H45 Front Mount, Push/Pull

Lighting: 4x 12v Blue LED Strip Lights || Keyboard: Logitech G510s || Mouse: Logitech G202

Fans: 1x Corsair SP140 Blue LED Intake - 2x Corsair AF120 Blue LED Intake/Exhaust - 2x Corsair AF120 Exhaust - 2x Cooler Master Silencio FP120 Radiator

 

Valkyrie - CPU: Intel i7-8750H || GPU: GTX M1060 6GB || MB: HM370 Laptop Board || MEM: 32GB (2x16) Samsung 2666

Storage: 500GB m.2 MX500 Boot || 2TB 5400RPM Games

Case: Asus FX705 Chassis || PSU: 64,000mWh Li-Ion Battery + 180W 19.5v Brick || Cooling: OEM - Triple Heatpipe - Triple Radiator - Dual Fan

Lighting: RGB Keyboard & Illuminated Logo || Keyboard: Tactile and Responsive Chiclet Style || Mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S

Fans: 2x Squirrel Cage Centrifugal Blower

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
On 6/10/2019 at 10:23 AM, starcoaster said:

well you could use the CD if the machine has an optical drive and it'll still let you erase partitions - most people use USB these days so that's what i default to when talking about it

 

 otherwise, if there's no optical drive, go to this link https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209 and download the media creation tool, then use that to turn a USB stick (preferably USB3) into a boot disk for windows 10

well the case has no slot for a optical driv ebut i can connect one easily, so guess ill do it via that then :') anyway, thanks

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×