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I want to erase my hdd, how tho?

I don't need a secure erase just a quick erase so the PC recognizes the HDD and I can install Windows on it and use it. Can I do it from windows directly? I currently have win 10 installed

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you can do that while installing windows im pretty sure. just go into advanced and delete all the partitions, make a new one that spanns the entire disk and press OK and it should make all the small ones it needs too

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Just now, Bananasplit_00 said:

you can do that while installing windows im pretty sure. just go into advanced and delete all the partitions, make a new one that spanns the entire disk and press OK and it should make all the small ones it needs too

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Can also do so from Disk Management.

Right click on Computer>Manage>Disk Management, find the Disk, Format

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15 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

you can do that while installing windows im pretty sure. just go into advanced and delete all the partitions, make a new one that spanns the entire disk and press OK and it should make all the small ones it needs too

Ok, but I will be installing a new ssd and installing Windows to the SSD, will that also erase the HDD?

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Just now, MaxMine10 said:

Ok, but I will be installing a new ssd and installing Windows to the SSD, will that also erase the HDD?

you can still erase the HDD if you just delete all the partitions on it during install

I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play no games atm & watch anime at 1080p(finally) watch YT and write essays...

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Yes, as above, just insert the USB or disc, guessing USB though... go through install screens. When it asks where you want to install to, press advanced IIRC. Then delete the partitions on the HDD. Then select the SSD as the install location.

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If you install a new SSD in your computer and install windows on it, just unplug the HDD completely, install the SSD and install Windows without the HDD connected at all.

When you're done installing Windows on the SSD, simply go back in PC and connect the HDD back. When Windows boots up, it will detect the recently plugged hard drive and make it show up like a regular hard drive.

 

Windows will still boot from the SSD and the HDD will just show up as a second hard drive. You can copy what you want to keep from HDD to your SSD, then go in Disk Management and select your hard drive and delete partitions or format them to erase everything on it.

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4 hours ago, mariushm said:

If you install a new SSD in your computer and install windows on it, just unplug the HDD completely, install the SSD and install Windows without the HDD connected at all.

When you're done installing Windows on the SSD, simply go back in PC and connect the HDD back. When Windows boots up, it will detect the recently plugged hard drive and make it show up like a regular hard drive.

 

Windows will still boot from the SSD and the HDD will just show up as a second hard drive. You can copy what you want to keep from HDD to your SSD, then go in Disk Management and select your hard drive and delete partitions or format them to erase everything on it.

Good advice thanks! It helps a lot to have only connected the drive where the OS will be installed, trust me! ? 

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1 hour ago, seagate_surfer said:

Good advice thanks! It helps a lot to have only connected the drive where the OS will be installed, trust me! ? 

I just installed it with my hdd connected ?

anyway, thanks everyone!

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? Ok no worries, as long as everything is working is ok!

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