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1) get a 4GB or larger USB drive and put windows on it, just follow the steps:

https://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/

 

2) unplug your HDD

 

3) plug in your SSD

 

4) install windows from the USB

 

5) after having windows all set up and everything plug your HDD back in but make sure it is not on the boot priority list in the BIOS, you want to boot from the new SSD not the HDD

 

6) move any important files/documents to the SSD

 

7) go to windows disk management and delete all the partitions on the HDD

 

8 ) make a new simple volume on the HDD

 

9) now you can use your HDD as clean storage space for whatever you want

I haven’t done it yet, but when I install my new ssd do I leave my old hard drive plugged in?

My ssd is gonna be a boot drive and maybe a few games and my regular hdd will be mass storage. I’m looking to reinstall windows and wipe my old hard drive. Do I need a windows 10 meadia usb to do that?

If anyone could give me a detailed step by step process it would help a lot.

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i usually use Hasleo for OS needs, It usually makes things super easy.

 

https://www.easyuefi.com/wintohdd/index.html

 

How TO

 

https://www.easyuefi.com/wintohdd/faq/en-US/How-to-use-WinToHDD.html

 

The old HDD can stay, though you will want to change your Boot Manager/List in your BIOS/UEFI and change it over to the ssd.

 

though I would always advise back ups. after you fully transfer over and want the space for more data. you can wipe your old HDD.

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1) get a 4GB or larger USB drive and put windows on it, just follow the steps:

https://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/

 

2) unplug your HDD

 

3) plug in your SSD

 

4) install windows from the USB

 

5) after having windows all set up and everything plug your HDD back in but make sure it is not on the boot priority list in the BIOS, you want to boot from the new SSD not the HDD

 

6) move any important files/documents to the SSD

 

7) go to windows disk management and delete all the partitions on the HDD

 

8 ) make a new simple volume on the HDD

 

9) now you can use your HDD as clean storage space for whatever you want

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